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District 308 Recognizes October PRIDE Winners

Nov 29, 2016 03:14PM ● Published by Steven Jack

School District 308 announced the October 2016 winners of its PRIDE (Proudly Recognizing Individuals Demonstrating Excellence) Recognition Program at the Board of Education meeting on Monday, November 14.

The PRIDE 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.

The October 2016 teachers of the month are Lindsay Curtin, second grade teacher at Grande Park Elementary School, and Marilyn “Mickey” Ewalt, fifth grade teacher at Long Beach Elementary School and head of the committee that implemented AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) at Long Beach.

The employee of the month award is given in appreciation of an employee’s ability to not only go above and beyond but also to reflect the true meaning of servitude. 

October 2016 employees of the month are Gina Gordey, literacy specialist at East View Elementary School, and Kathy Schwerin, district transportation dispatcher.

The volunteer of the month award is a means to encourage and celebrate those who generously donate their time to support District 308 and its students.

Jennifer Bocik, who volunteers in classrooms and at special events held at Churchill Elementary School, and June Charlett, organizer of Senior Celebration and provider of Muffin Mondays at Oswego East High School, were named volunteers of the month.

Each month, the PRIDE program recognizes two individuals from three separate categories: teachers, employees, and volunteers. A committee made up of various district groups and organizations selects the winners, and committee members serve six-month terms.

If you know someone deserving of the award, you can nominate him or her using the link on School District 308’s website, the SD308 phone app or via mail. Details for the nomination process are also listed on the website. Any School District 308 colleague, administrator, student, parent, community member or alumnus can make the nomination. Self-nominations are not accepted. 

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