Employee Recognition Program
CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE - EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION PROGRAM
Culture of Excellence is the district's employee recognition program, providing a formal process to celebrate model employees. The program is designed to complement the ongoing recognition already underway in individual schools or departments.
Changes for the 2013 Program
In past years the program has been called Traditions of Excellence. To reflect the district’s new strategic plan and the emphasis on instilling a culture of excellence in everything we do, the employee recognition program will now be called the Culture of Excellence Employee Recognition Program.
Service nominations must now include a form from a direct supervisor. In previous years three nomination forms had to be submitted for each nominee from fellow co-workers. An additional requirement that an Service nominee's direct supervisor complete a nomination form ensures that administration knows when an employee is being recommended for recognition.
The Culture of Excellence Council will take on the responsibility of judging the nomination packets submitted for employees. This is a change from an external panel of judges reviewing the nominations.
The Culture of Excellence program coincides with the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Education program. District Honor Cadre members have nominations submitted to the Chamber for consideration in Chamber program, which recognizes teachers and support staff from across the Northland.
Award Recipients at the Northland Regional Chamber
of Commerce Education Banquet 2012 :
2012 Christa McAuliffe Pioneer in Education Award: Dianne VanBallas - New Mark Middle School
Excellence in Classroom Teaching:
Lisa Baldwin - 4th Grade Teacher - Topping Elementary
Karen Cangelose - Kindergarten Teacher - Bell Prairie Elementary
Scott Osborn - Social Studies - Northgate Middle School
Carol Stockton - Vocal Music Teacher - Chapel Hill Elementary
Excellence in Service to Education:
Brenda McKenzie - Administrative Assistant - Bell Prairie Elementary
Eve Mulqueen - Food Service Manager - Crestview Elementary
Michelle Poppe - Paraprofessional - Ravenwood Elementary
Volunteer in Support of Education: Eva Payne - Nashua Elementary
Business in Support of Education: Gashland Baptist Church