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Staff honors

Donna Squires, PHASES paraprofessional

Lake Orion Community Schools' staff consistently is recognized among the state's best. Previous award winners are displayed below.

2019-20 awards


Past award winners



  • LOCS: Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education
  • Orion Oaks Elementary, Waldon Middle School, Scripps Middle School, Library of the 21st Century recognition
  • ELA coach Kate Dimeo, 2017-18 Excellence in Education Teacher of the Week
  • Assistant Superintendent Heidi Mercer, 2018 Michigan Science Teacher Administrator of the Year
  • PHASES paraprofessional Donna Squires, 2018 Oakland Schools Betty Campion Northeast Quadrant winner for support person of the year
  • LOHS Television Production Workshop advisor Roger Smith, 2018 Digital Arts Film & Television Teacher of the Year
  • Bus drivers Krystal McCulloch and Laurie Roe, recipients of 2018 Oakland County Excellence in Transportation awards
  • Cheerleading coach Nicole Hills, Competing Cheer Coaches Association of Michigan Division One Coach of the Year.
  • LOHS Art Teacher Melissa Wilson, "Inspiring Educator" Scholastic Art Award for the Southeastern Region