Greenway Demons Honored at Governing Board Meeting

GUHSD Governing Board Honors Greenway High School Achievement Above All recipients
Posted on 11/05/2021
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Excellence continues at Glendale Union High School District as the Governing Board honored Greenway High School’s Achievement Above All recipients, including Teacher of the Year, Student of the Year, Student Group of the Year, Support Staff of the Year, and Volunteer of the Year during their latest meeting. Principal Ed Barnes spoke about all recipients as well as presented them with a certificate or award for their achievements.

No stranger to Greenway High School, Megan Lange, a Mathematics teacher, is Greenway High School’s Teacher of the Year. Lange has been teaching at Greenway High School for 19 years. She holds the role of Title 1 Coordinator and has been a coach for Cross Country in the past. Greenway’s Math Department Chair Sara Peterson shares, “Megan has a tremendous heart for Greenway, and it shows in her constant dedication to her students, colleagues, and support staff.”

When asked about what makes Lange passionate about teaching, Lange said, “I'm passionate about providing each of my students a meaningful learning experience that meets each of their individual needs, so I can ignite their passion and drive them towards personal and professional success.”

Megan Lange

In the top nine percent of her senior class and earning a weighted GPA of 4.4, Sydney Renard is Greenway High School’s Student of the Year. Renard is involved in Student Council, Greenway Buddies, LINK crew, and National Honors Society. In addition, Renard is a peer tutor for students with special needs. Community-Based teacher Reagan Turley describes Renard as a peer tutor by saying, “Her ability to always show compassion and understanding for our students demonstrates her amazing character and will assure her success in her future endeavors.”

Renard says her goals and plans for the future are to attend Northern Arizona University and become an occupational therapist. 
Sydney Renard

Five days a week, you can find Greenway’s Sports Medicine Group working with Sponsor Ron Kordonowy, assisting with the day-to-day operations of the training room and getting water ready for practices. The Sports Medicine group is Greenway’s Student Group of the Year. The purpose of the group is to provide support for the athletic trainer at all Greenway athletic events, become familiar with assessment of athletic injuries, learn first aid, athletic taping techniques, and apply all those skills when needed.

Kordonowy says his goal for the group is to keep introducing kids to the profession of athletic training, physical therapy, and the medical field. 

Sports Medicine

A district graduate, Donna Rademacher, is Greenway’s Support Staff of the Year. Rademacher joined the Greenway team back in 2011 as an assistant in the attendance office and quickly became the lead of the office in 2014. In her time at Greenway, she has serviced over 10,000 students and conversed with thousands of parents. Principal Ed Barnes says Rademacher leads with a sense of calmness and a polite demeanor that she is well known for throughout the community. 

When Rademacher is not at work, she says she is fostering animals from the Arizona Humane Society, an interest she has been doing for seven years. 


After their children graduated from high school last May, Ron and Teresa Roland stayed committed to volunteering at Greenway High School. Ron and Teresa Roland are Greenway’s Volunteers of the Year. They are currently helping guide and support the band booster club this year as the group transitions with a new set of parents. Greenway Band Director Michael May says, “Their service to the Instrumental Music program was consistent and very valuable. It seems as if there was never an event or concert that one or both of the Rolands were not in attendance for.”

With their dedication to volunteering, the Rolands say volunteering is important to them because it is a way to make a difference, to meet people, and feels good to help out when you can. They also liked being a part of their kids’ lives and their activities.