The Garden City Association of Educational Office Professionals, or GCAEOP, recognized the Administrator and Office Professional of the 2017-18 school year at it's Appreciative Luncheon on Wednesday, honoring two longtime district employees.

The organization named Leigh Ann Roderick, director of elementary education, as the Administrator of the Year, and Joanne Nelson, the district’s board clerk, as Office Professional of the Year.

The other nominees for the Administrator of the Year award were Ryan Meng, associate principal at Garden City High School, and Renee Scott, assistant district superintendent. The other nominees for the Office Professional of the Year award were Shirley Ruiz, administrative assistant in the instruction office at the Educational Support Center, and Ann Snodgrass, assistant payroll clerk in the business office at the ESC.