Please see the message below from Mr. Thorson. We also encourage you to let the PTSA know if you are nominating someone because we might be able to share that and gather additional letters of support from other PTSA members. You can e-mail that info if you wish (totally optional) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Outstanding Employee Awards
Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a West Springfield High School Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through this Google form link. You may nominate one employee at our school or multiple employees (one individual may only nominate one employee per category.)
All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. The google form link has more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and the eligibility requirements are below.
Outstanding Teacher: Eligibility – Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category
Outstanding New Teacher: Eligibility – Has up to three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category
Outstanding Principal: Eligibility – Has at least three years of experience as a building principal (in any school/school district)
Outstanding Leader: Eligibility – At least one year of experience in their current position as a Schedule-C or School-Based Administrator scale employee (that is not the building principal):
- Common positions in this category: Assistant and Associate Principals, Director of Student Activities, Director of Student Services
Outstanding Professional Employee: Eligibility – At least one year experience in current position as a Schedule-B employee or other non-instructional employee in a school that supports school leadership
- Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor, Safety and Security Specialist, Resource Teachers that serve in an administrative role in a school
Outstanding Operational Employee. Eligibility – At least one year of experience in current position as Schedule-A or Classroom Instructional Support Scale employee
- Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, All Family Liaisons
The deadline to submit a nomination is November 3.
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. John Thorson.