Elks honor superintendent Noonan in renovated hall
March 31, 2016
Less than three months after a broken water line flooded the Tahoe Douglas Elks Lodge, the service club was back in its digs for its biggest celebration of the year.
The Elks named retired Douglas County School Superintendent Lisa Noonan their citizen of the year.
It has been a year of awards for Noonan, who retired last summer. In January she was recognized as Superintendent of the Year by the Nevada Association of School Superintendents.
The Douglas High School Science, Technology, Engineering and Math building is named for her.
Noonan was hired as superintendent in June 2010, and had five years in the job when she retired.
She came to Douglas County from Washoe County where she was chief academic officer.
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It was a homecoming for her because from 1991 to 1993, she was assistant principal at Jacks Valley Elementary School.
She later served as principal at three different elementary schools in Washoe County before being hired as that district's superintendent of elementary education in 2004.
During her tenure, she saw the end of No Child Left Behind and the expansion of Gardnerville and Piñon Hills elementary schools and Douglas High School.
The Elks annual ceremony marked a return to their lodge after pipes burst during a freeze on Jan. 3 and filled portions of the lodge with up to 2 feet of water.
Work on the lodge was done by BELFOR Water Damage Restoration and Repair.
The service club's bingo game returned at the beginning of March.