Oswego District 308 Names 2015-16 Pride Winners
Aug 19, 2016 04:14PM
● Published by Steven Jack
Community Unit School District 308 announced the 2015-16 winners of the PRIDE (Proudly Recognizing Individuals Demonstrating Excellence) Recognition Program at the district’s annual All-Staff Convocation, Tuesday, August 16. The Convocation was held in Oswego East High School’s (OEHS) gymnasium.
“We are honored to award this group of exceptional employees and volunteers with our 2015-16 PRIDE winner of the year awards,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Sparlin. “Through their outstanding work, these dedicated people help ensure that all District 308 students are educated to their highest potential. These 2015-16 PRIDE Recognition Program winners of the year help make District 308 a remarkable place to learn and to work.”
The winners of the year are:
- Allied First Bank Teacher of the Year Amy Truemper, a science teacher at Bednarcik Junior High School, was named Teacher of the Month in October 2015.
- Employee of the Year Casey O'Connell, assistant principal at Churchill Elementary School, was named Employee of the Month in February 2016.
- Volunteer of Year Colleen Olson, who volunteers at OEHS, was named Volunteer of the Month in October 2015.
- Student Volunteer of the Year Steven Watts, who was a student at Thompson Junior High School last year, was named Volunteer of the Month in April 2016.
The PRIDE Recognition Program allows the Board of Education to formally recognize the efforts of teachers, employees, and volunteers who are engaged in exceptional work across School District 308.
Each month, the program recognizes two individuals from three separate categories: teachers, employees, and volunteers. At the end of the year, four people—one teacher, one employee, and one community and student volunteer—are selected as PRIDE winners of the year.
The winners each received prizes and gifts from the PRIDE program founding sponsors Allied First Bank, Hennessy’s Riverview Ford, Huntington Learning Center, Bickford Senior Living, Papa John’s Pizza, Sam’s Club, Rush-Copley Healthplex and new sponsors Chick-fil-A, Panera Bread and L.A. Financial Services/Meemic Foundation.
To watch video of the PRIDE Recognition Program winners of the year announced during Convocation see below.INFORMATION PROVIDED BY SCHOOL DISTRICT 308