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Introducing this Year’s Honorees!



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DANIEL DURKIN — Dad to Alessandra (6th) and Daniela (4th; Cove)

  • Trustee, Larkspur-Corte Madera School District
  • Classroom Volunteer, creating and presenting math and science activities to students
  • Board Member, Corte Madera Lions Club
  • School District Liaison and Board Member, Mariner Cove Neighborhood Association
  • Softball and Soccer Coach
  • Neil Cummins Playworks program
  • Neil Cummins Fall Carnival, 2012



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BONNIE FRANK — Mom to Jonathan (4th; Cove)

  • Cove PTO Board Member, Community Events – 2014/15
  • Co-chair of LCMSD Auction, 2009
  • Co-Head and Head HRP/Classroom Coordinator, 2010 – 2015
  • Facilities Committee (original one for 2 -3 years)
  • Parcel Tax Campaign and Committee
  • Trustee, Larkspur-Corte Madera School District – 2009
  • Assisted with Playworks, Hot Lunch, Non-Classroom Staff Appreciation, Bond Measures, Holiday Store and numerous school/community events



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MEGAN HARVEY — Mom to Piper (4th; NC) and Thomas (1st; NC)

  • Home Room Parent
  • SPARK Rep
  • Hot Lunch
  • PTO Spirit Wear Lead
  • SPARK Board Member: Ambassador Program Lead; SPARK Kinder Liaison (Kindergarten Social, New Kinder Moms Welcome); Auction Solicitations; Auction Art Project Lead
  • Field-Trip Driver
  • Classroom Volunteer



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LUANN HIRSCH — Mom to Nathan (6th)

  • Home Room Parent, 2 years
  • Hot Lunch Volunteer
  • Field-Trip Driver and Chaperone
  • SPARK Board Member: Auction Co-chair – 2011, 2012; Auction Director – 2013





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EMILY JANOWSKY — Mom to Nick (7th) and Sam (4th; Cove)

  • SPARK Classroom Rep –  2007-2015
  • Co-Home Room Parent at Neil Cummins/Hall/Cove – 2009-2015
  • Co-founder and co-chair of SPARK Golf Tournament – 2009, 2010
  • Ad-Hoc SPARK roles – 2011-2014
  • SPARK Biz Committee – 2012-2014
  • Hot Lunch volunteer at Neil Cummins, Hall, and Cove – 2009-2015
  • Co-Chair, Holiday Store at Neil Cummins and Cove – 2012-2015
  • Hall PTA Exec Board – 2012-2015
  • Larkspur-Corte Madera District LCAP Committee – 2014/15
  • Hall Garden Committee – 2014/15



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MICHAEL KOEPPEL — Dad to Amanda (4th; NC) and Olivia (3rd; NC)

  • Safe Route to School Parent Volunteer – 2013/14 and 2014/15
  • Hot Lunch Volunteer
  • Classroom Volunteer






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ANNIKA SHAWN — Neil Cummins 2nd-Grade Teacher and mom to Owen (2nd; Cove)

    • Has been a Larkspur-Corte Madera School District Teacher since 2000
    • A leader in implementing GLAD (Guided Language Acquisition Design) strategies to engage students in vocabulary development, reading, writing, and speaking
    • Known for building a strong rapport with students, parents, and her colleagues
    • SPARK Board Member: Neil Cummins Faculty Liaison and Volunteer Coordinator






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VERONICA SKELTON ESTUS — Mom to Charlotte (4th) and Malcolm (2nd)

  • SPARK Board Member, Communications Chair, 2011-2013
  • Spring Spotlight Fashion Show Co-chair – 2014
  • SPARK Classroom Liaison – 2010-present
  • Mindfulness & Meditation Classroom Instructor, Neil Cummins – 2014/15
  • Hot Lunch Volunteer
  • Neil Cummins Spirit Committee – 2014/15



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JUDY WONG — The Cove School Transitional Kindergarten teacher

  • One of the District’s most beloved teachers, who has touched many (current and alumni) families’ lives.