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Rising Star Awards

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The Rising Star Employee & Volunteer of the Year Awards recognize individual staff members who have gone above and beyond to support a learning and working environment where our students are valued and understood, take risks in learning and succeed academically, and know that Oak Harbor believes in their future.

The new #OneOakHarbor Community Partner of the Year award recognizes a community partner (individual or organization) who has been an advocate and collaborator for the success of Oak Harbor Public Schools.

Each year employees are encouraged to nominate a colleague or community partner who has shown superior service to our schools this academic year.

Award Categories:

  • Substitute of the Year
  • Classified Staff of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Coach of the Year
  • Administrator of the Year
  • Certificated Staff of the Year
  • Community Partner of the Year

Winners are chosen by a committee of staff and parents. They are recognized with a custom plaque created by OHHS CTE students in front of their peers, invited to be recognized at the June 10 School Board meeting, and recognized with the public during the 2025 State of the Schools community event in January.

And the Winners Are...

Kevin Davis

Kevin Davis – Volunteer of the Year

Mike Crebbin

Mike Crebbin – Coach of the Year

Michele Laiblin

Michele Laiblin – Administrator of the Year

Rotary of Oak Harbor

Rotary of Oak Harbor – Community Partner of the Year

Katelyn Phillips

Katelyn Phillips – Substitute of the Year

Ben Harrison

Ben Harrison – Classified Employee of the Year

Sharon Burge

Sharon Burge – Volunteer of the Year

Charlene Milliron

Charlene Milliron – Certificated Employee of the Year

Read All Nominations

See who was nominated this year and what their colleagues had to say about them:

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