Judi Yost Facilitator Award of Excellence

The Judi Yost Facilitator Award of Excellence is named after Judi Yost, a long time facilitator for the Lincoln TeamMates program. Judi helped to formalize the role of a facilitator in the early years of the program and continued to serve for more than twenty years.

The “Yostie” is given to individuals who consistently do an exceptional job of overseeing the TeamMates program at their school. Mentors nominate facilitators who provide excellent support and promote a positive mentoring culture in their schools.

2024 Judi Yost Facilitator Award of Excellence Winners

Stephanie Shuman, Pound Middle School

Nominating mentors had so many good things to say about Stephanie. Here are a few of them:

The entire school felt involved. I always felt welcomed.”

“You could tell she cared about her students.”  

“Responsive, compassionate and willing to go the extra mile.”

“She is full of ideas and always curious about how things are going.”

Kathy Dean, Humann Elementary School

Nominating mentors had wonderful things to say about Kathy. Here are a few of them: 

“She cares about the students and the mentors in the program and advocates for them.” 

“She did an excellent job of pairing me with my new TeamMate.”

“She is organized and prepared to help with anything!”

“It’s clear Humann loves and appreciates their mentors.”

2024 Facilitator Award of Excellence Nominees

  • Deb Keith – Southeast High School
  • Lisa Kiely – Lincoln High School
  • Cheri Parent – Holmes Elementary School
  • Brenda Parrish – Irving Middle School
  • Karla Rien – Rousseau Elementary

To view previous Facilitator Award of Excellence Winners, please click here.