Awards

IN THE ARENA OF HUMAN LIFE THE HONORS AND REWARDS FALL TO THOSE WHO SHOW THEIR GOOD QUALITIES IN ACTION.
--ARISTOTLE

Employee Development Department Employee of the Year
Everything this person does is always representative of the mission and vision of our Employee Development Department. This person is extraordinary at their job, every single day! The EDD Employee of the Year award will go to the person whose contributions to the department result in stronger systems of professional growth that impact teacher efficacy and student achievement. This person consistently provides support to new teachers, colleagues in the department and district partners who build their capacity to produce exemplary outcomes. This person “Makes Hope Happen” through their positive passion, emotional commitment and professionalism.
 
Above & Beyond
Going the extra mile, this guy or girl is true to their job every single day, doing whatever it takes to get the job done.  No excuses here - just hard work, true dedication and positive passion, always.  This person makes it a habit to consistently go above and beyond the call of duty. It's just who they are. 
 
Team Player Award
This person is the ideal team player - they are humble, hungry and smart! They work efficiently as part of the team to successfully accomplish the teams' goals.  No task is too large or too small for this team player. This person builds collaborative relationships with everyone on the team, and works to create an environment that promotes trust, cooperation and true respect for each other.  We want this person on every team we serve on!
 
Leadership Award
This person displays true leadership in everything he or she does.  Their creative and innovative practices help lead the department; they work hard to foster collaborative relationships with other department members, while staying ahead of the curve with respect to educational practices.  We always turn to this person for a great idea, a focused thought, or to get us back on track.  He or she is constantly an asset to the team by helping to make decisions in alignment with our core values.  This person exemplifies the definition of leadership, and consistent commitment to our district's Basics of  Excellence.  
 
Demonstration Teacher of the Year
This awesome Demonstration Teacher has a thorough knowledge of content, instructional strategies, and is able to articulately share their vision with colleagues.  They foster relationships with other Demo Teachers by inviting communication and collaboration across grade levels and content areas.  He or she consistently demonstrates innovative teaching practices that produce exemplary results; they also contribute to the wider district audience by modeling lessons, collaborating with colleagues, providing professional development, and coaching teachers.  He or she always has a desire to learn more, to do better, to BE better; and their professional behavior is always representative of our Demo Team's focus.