CATOOSA COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS SHINING STAR PROGRAM
Purpose: To recognize employees who provide exemplary performance in their duties to support the
school system’s strategic goals and who “go the extra mile” for students and colleagues.
· Who may be nominated? Every employee is eligible for nomination. Each month is designated
for a certain employee classification.
· Who may nominate? Employee or employee organizations, volunteers, parents, students or
members of the community may nominate an individual for the award.
· How to nominate? Nomination forms will be available on the website, from the county office and
in each school office. Nominations should be submitted to the district’s Communications
Department between the open and closing dates for nomination.
· Criteria for nominations (include but not limited to): high job performance; personal impact
within the immediate job surroundings; personal impact on the district; positive personal
relationships with other staff members, students, parents or the public; self-improvement;
involvement with community activities that bring distinction to the employee and/or the district.
The monthly classification being recognized will be published in the District Connection and on
Selection: Nominations will be reviewed by an independent committee. The winner will be announced the
end of the month, published in the newsletter, and recognized at the board meeting.
Monthly Categories: (Employees will be recognized at the Board of Education Meeting the month after
they are nominated.)
September: Nutrition Employees
October: Transportation Employees
December: Service Employees - facilities, maintenance, custodial
January: Student Service Employees - Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Nurses, Behavior
Intervention Specialists, Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Vision
Therapists and Due Process Coordinators
February: Leadership – Principals, assistant principals, district office administration
March: Support personnel – administrative assistant/secretaries, bookkeeping, technical support, and
district office support
April: Teachers of the Year
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