Nominations for Teacher, Support Staff of the Year now being accepted
Nominations for Teacher, Support Staff of the Year now being accepted
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Pattonville invites students, staff and parents to honor employees who make a difference by nominating them for Teacher of the Year or Support Staff of the Year. Nomination forms for these awards are available on the Pattonville website at www.psdr3.org/nominate and throughout the district.

In a process new for this year, each school will select a building-level Teacher and Support Staff Employee of the Year. There will also be a district services group comprised of staff from the Pattonville Learning Center and maintenance, printing and transportation departments. These building-level honorees will then become semifinalists for the district-level honors.

Teacher of the Year semifinalists are judged based on the nomination forms as well as materials categorizing personal history and teaching philosophy provided by the candidate. In addition to classroom teachers, other educators, including counselors, librarians and instructional specialists, can also be nominated for this honor.

Support Staff Employee of the Year semifinalists are judged on commitment, human relations skills, loyalty, dedication and organizational/work skills related to the overall positive educational climate of Pattonville. Those who can be nominated for this category include any non-supervisory support employee, including cafeteria workers, clerks, custodians, diagnosticians, nurses, parent educators, secretaries, paraprofessionals, permanent substitutes, psychologists, speech/language pathologists and therapists and maintenance, printing, transportation, warehouse personnel and more.

Special School District (SSD) staff at Pattonville will be eligible for building-level honors, but cannot advance to the finalist or district-level recognition due to SSD’s separate recognition programs.

Each staff member is notified of his or her nomination in February. Building-level honorees, who are semifinalists for the district-level award, will submit information to advance. Three finalists from both the Teacher and Support Staff groups will be interviewed to determine the district-level honoree. Those two honorees will be announced on May 7 during District Appreciation Night, an award and recognition program that everyone is invited to attend.

The deadline for submitting nomination forms for both honors is Friday, Jan. 26. If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Gordon in the community relations office at kgordon@psdr3.org.

To learn more about this year's changes to the Teacher and Support Staff of the year programs, please visithttps://www.psdr3.org/newsinfo/pdf/TOY-SSOY-FAQ.pdf.