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Teachers and Staff

We love our Jefferson-Houston teachers and staff members, and we're proud to support them.  This page lists just some of the ways we show our appreciation.

Congratulations to some of our amazing J-H Teachers!
2022-2023 Awards:
JH PTA Teacher of the Year
Mr. James Rutigliano, 2nd grade
JH PTA Teachers of Promise
Ms. Tamar Mickahail, 1st grade
Ms. Kelsey Kraus, 4th grade
Support Staff of the Year
Ms. Shanice Monroe, Front Office
PTAC Golden Apple Award
for Special Education
Ms. Kristin Colozza

Our J-H PTA Teacher of Promise award is for a first-year teacher at Jefferson-Houston. Thank you to all of the parents who nominated teachers this spring! We had so many amazing teachers to consider, and we truly appreciate all of our J-H teachers! They make J-H a wonderful place where kids love to learn! Thank you to each one of our JH teachers, admin, and staff! 

Previous Teacher Awards

JH PTA Teacher of the Year
Mrs. Kendra Button

JH PTA Teacher of Promise
Mr. Curtis Murray

JH PTA Teacher of the Year
Charles Roth, Band

JH PTA Teacher of Promise
Alex Rotruck, P.E.


The JH PTA is proud to offer Teacher Grants.  Please do not purchase before your grant request is approved, as we cannot guarantee approval of all requests! If you're a teacher, you can download the grant request form here.

We prioritize requests that will be used to enhance and support classroom instruction and student engagement. In the past, the PTA has approved grants for vocabulary journals, software subscriptions, shin guards, books, fidget toys, music for the band, and more!  

Email the PTA Treasurer at for more information.

To donate to this program, please use our Venmo or PayPal links and note "Teacher Grants".


The Rejuvenator

The Rejuvenator Cart is a big hit with our teachers!  Throughout the year one of our dedicated parents loads up the Rejuvenator with snacks and drinks to hand out to our hardworking teachers. If you want to donate to this effort, please use our Venmo or PayPal links and note "Rejuvenator".  One hundred dollars sponsors a fully-loaded cart (and gets your name or business name on the cart's signage), but any donation helps tremendously!

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