Distinguished School 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 District employees whose job description does not meet the criteria of the Distinguished Educator Award program. By annually
honoring a District 300 employee 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 be a District employee assigned to one or more of the District’s buildings in a position
that is not applicable to the Distinguished Educator Award.
• The nominee must have at least 3 years of District 300 service .
• The nominee should display professional excellence, innovativeness, dedication, and/or
any other quality that contributes toward an enhanced/enriched District 300 student
• By example
the nominee should inspire colleagues to work towards the same level of
• The nominee should display a willingness
to share her/his expertise that leads
colleagues down the path toward exemplary performance.
• The nominee
should demonstrate through daily practice, an understanding of the needs
of learners in his/her area of
School Employee Instructions
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, February 10, 2017. 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.
to the 2016 D300 Foundation
Employee of the Year
Distinguished School Employee of the Year, Christopher Orange, (Perry Elementary) Pictured with, (from left), Perry Elementary Principal Kristin Sainsbury, Superintendent of Schools, Fred Heid and Foundation Chairman,
Congratulations to all the nominees for the 2016 Distinguished School Employee of the Year award.
Elementary Alicia Swanson
Carpentersville Middle Silvia Bueno
Office Lora Garrison
deLacey Family Education Center Austin Brown
Highalands Elementary Susan Beichner
Eastview Elementary Sharon
Golfview Elementary Subrina Thurman
Hampshire Middle Terry Herrmann
Jacobs High Kendra Rieder
School Ellen Zalce
Lake in the Hills Elementary Kim Brunner
Prairie Elementary Juan Cruz
Meadowdale Elementary Jean
Neubert Elementary Penny Chapman
Sleepy Hollow Elementary Kerry Meo
Community Mary Cotton
Past Distinguished School Employees of the Year
2015 Celeste Breslow, Golfview Elementary School
2014 Tracey Moore,
Neubert Elementary School
2013 Telesforo Contreras, Westfield Community School