It is time to nominate outstanding individuals who are employed by Wayne County Schools for the Go Cards Awards ceremony, which will be held on the opening day for the staff in August.
The deadline for receiving nominations is by the end of the day on June 1, 2018. A committee will be reviewing all the nominees and determine the school level winners and the districtwide recipient.
The awards program was sparked by the book written by Mark Sanborn called The Fred Factor. In fact, the state education Fred Factor Award is familiar to those in education because it recognizes those that are the best at putting their heart into their work. The book explains, “How passion in your work and life can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.”
This will be the fourth year that Wayne County Schools will recognize outstanding individuals, both certified and classified, who are deserving of this award. Staff members, students and parents/guardians are welcome to nominate extraordinary individuals who work in the Wayne County School system.
The form and information regarding suggested criteria for this award can be found on the school district website at www.wayne.kyschools.us on the left hand column of the home page on the Go Cards Award button. Those nominating the individual are asked to give precise examples of what makes that person a praiseworthy candidate. A brief summary about their contributions would be helpful to the committee.
One certified and one classified staff member from each school and one classified person from the district staff will be recognized with a $100 recognition gift. Each winner will then be eligible to be recognized as the district’s “MVP” and receive an additional $150 recognition award.
During the past two school years, some of the district’s most extraordinary staff members received recognition during a heartfelt ceremony. The two employees recognized as the “MVP” district award winners were perfect examples of The Fred Factor – Wayne County High School Math Teacher Brooke Gregory and Bell Elementary Instructional Assistant Rosie Worley in 2015. They were followed by “MVP” 2016 award winners WCMS Language Arts Teacher Lindsey Aguilar and multi-talented WCHS Instructional Assistant Randy Foster. In 2017, “MVP” winners were WCHS Math Teacher Liz McClain, who was recognized in the certified category and Maintenance Coordinator Ronnie Hancock who was honored in the classified division.
The building level Go Cards Award winners from the 2014-15 school year were: the late Karen Grinnell, Kevin Tuggle, Samantha Burnett, Rita Jones, Rhonda Ward, Wendy Tucker, Beth Corder, Tracy Turpin, and Kenny Albertson. In 2016, the building level award winners were: Sylvia Hicks, Sandra Samuell, Lisa Kammer, the late Jim Hawkins, Deborah Kennedy, Brenda Hoover, Bobbie Barrier, Angie Blevins, and Wanda Gregory. In 2017, the building level award winners were: Angela New, Amanda Beck, Elaine Bell, Nell Boils, Pam Bell, Kristi Morrow, Peggy Burnette, Malissa Atkinson, and Stephanie Robinette.
With so many terrific and caring employees working on the Wayne County Schools campus, there are plenty of worthy employees to pick from this year that are making a difference in students’ lives.
2017 Go Cards Award Winners