Honorary Service Awards

The Live Oak PTA is excited to announce that nominations are now open for Honorary Service Awards! Do you know someone in the Live Oak community who is consistently going above and beyond? A teacher or other staff member? Room Parent? Para-educator? PTA volunteer? Restaurant or other local organization? Show them how much you appreciate all their hard work by nominating them for an HSA Award! 

Honorary Service Awards are a unique way for us to publicly acknowledge both individuals and organizations for outstanding service to children and youth in our community. These special members of our community provide thousands of hours each year to support Live Oak. Please take a few minutes to review the selection criteria (on the FAQ page) and nominate one (or more!) of Live Oak’s many hard working volunteers, teachers, support staff, community members and/or parents for an award.  

Nominations can be made using this form.

More information on the PTA’s Honorary Service Award Program can be found on our FAQ page or at the California PTA's HSA webpage

For questions, please email hsa@liveoakpta.net.


Please join us in congratulating all of our Honorary Service Award Winners for 2019-20:

What are the different types of Honorary Service Awards?
The program offers six distinctive awards:

  • The Very Special Person Award recognizes an individual or organization for their service to PTA.
  • The Honorary Service Award recognizes those individuals or organizations for their outstanding service to the youth in our community, going above and beyond what is asked of them.
  • The Continuing Service Award recognizes those individuals or organizations for their ongoing and long-term service, year after year, to the youth in our community.
  • The Golden Oak Service Award is the most prestigious PTA award in California. This award recognizes an individual or organization that has made significant contributions to the welfare of children and youth in the school or community.
  • The Outstanding Teacher Award recognizes a teacher for outstanding service to children and youth through PTA, school, or community.
  • The Outstanding Administrator Award recognizes an administrator for outstanding service to children and youth through PTA, school, or the community.

Please join us in congratulating our 2019-2020 award winners, and THANK them for their combined thousands of hours of service to our community!
OUTSTANDING TEACHER
  • Judy Vergara
OUTSTANDING ADMINISTRATOR
  • Sarah Clancy
GOLDEN OAK
  • Heidi Ellicott-Pesic
VERY SPECIAL PERSON
  • Sripriya Gopalan
  • Amy Dieckhans
  • Sunny Borromeo
  • Jessie Chen
  • Christina Roncal
  • Denise Vergara
HONORARY SERVICE
  • Shilpa Nandigama
  • Christina Tanaka
  • Art Mimnaugh
  • Manjeet Mann
  • Carolyn Dobel
CONTINUING SERVICE
  • Fatima Sheikh
  • Smitha Swamy 
  • Lisa Freels
  • Chi Shui
  • Rachel Ratcliff
  • Divya Kamath-Nayak