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District 308 Names November PRIDE Winners

Dec 27, 2016 10:47AM ● Published by Steven Jack

Community Unit School District 308 announced the November winners of its PRIDE Recognition Program (Proudly Recognizing Individuals Demonstrating Excellence) at a recent Board of Education meeting.
Each month 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.
Teacher of the Month awards recognize two individual teachers’ contributions of excellence. The November 2016 teachers of the month are: Jeanne Puskaric, a first grade teacher at Wolf’s Crossing Elementary School; and Nannette Duym, a teacher at Brokaw Early Learning Center. Puskaric also serves as a lead teacher for STARS, and Duym serves on the Rising Star Committee at Brokaw and is a member of the STARS team.
Employee of the Month awards are given in appreciation of the ability of two employees to go above and beyond. The November 2016 employees of the month are: Brokaw Early Learning Center Building Engineer Maria Lopez, and District Administrative Communications and Community Relations Coordinator Kandi King. Lopez has been named a District 308 Trailblazer, and King serves an important role and helps coordinate many of the district’s events.
To encourage and celebrate those who generously give of their time to support School District 308 and its students, the Board of Education recognizes two Volunteers of the Month. The November 2016 Volunteers of the Month are: Michael Janis, who volunteers in social studies and science classrooms at Prairie Point Elementary School; and Catherine Bloom, a retired second grade teacher who volunteers each Wednesday in the Art Room at East View Elementary School.
A committee made up of various district groups and organizations selects each month’s winners. 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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