Distinguished Employee of the Year
Purpose of the Award
The District 300 Foundation for Educational Excellence seeks to enhance and extend learning opportunities
for all District 300 students. A child’s District 300 learning experience can be enhanced by the exceptional efforts
of employees whose job description does not meet the criteria of the Distinguished Educator Award program. By annually honoring
an employee who works within District 300 and who best meets the criteria of this award, it is hoped that such excellence
will serve as an inspirational example.
District 300 School Employee of the Year Award
• The nominee must have at least 3 years
of District 300 service and be at least 3 years from
The nominee should display professional excellence, innovativeness, dedication, and/or
any other quality
that contributes toward an enhanced/enriched District 300 student
• The nominee should demonstrate through daily practice an understanding of the
learners in his/her area of job responsibility.
• By example, the nominee should inspire colleagues to work
towards the same level of high
performance and a willingness to share his/her expertise.
• Employee nominees include the following:
educators, custodians, food service workers, security officers, non-certified nurses,
bus drivers, media paras, registrars, attendance clerks, family
liaisons, school resource
bookkeepers, secretaries/assistants, family school liaisons, buildings/grounds,
central office staff and technology.
Each school in District 300 is encouraged to annually establish a nominating committee of no less than
three staff members to determine whether a nomination should be submitted. Should it be decided that a nomination is to be
submitted; the school nominating committee will complete and submit the application by the required date. Questions regarding
the process should be directed to Pat Ehmann, Foundation Administrative Assistant, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, January 25, 2019. Nomination forms are
electronically submitted to The District 300 Foundation for Educational Excellence.
The Selection Committee will consist of no less than three District
300 Foundation Trustees. The finalists for this award will be announced prior to the annual Foundation Awards Celebration.
The Foundation’s Distinguished District 300 School Employee Award will be announced and presented
at the annual Awards Celebration dinner in April.
Employee Nomination Instructions
Distinguished Employee Nomination Form
Past Distinguished School Employees of the Year
Angelina Piotrowski, Gilberts Elementary School
2017 Maria Rim, Lakewood Elementary School
2016 Christopher Orange,
Perry Elementary School
2015 Celeste Breslow,
Golfview Elementary School
2014 Tracey Moore,
Neubert Elementary School
2013 Telesforo Contreras,
Westfield Community School