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Employee Recognition Program

Employee of the Year Nomination Process

(Classified Employee of the Year; Teacher of the Year; Golden Onion; Staff Achievement Award)


Walla Walla Public Schools would like to celebrate the hard work and dedication of school and district employees. Washington State has an Employee of the Year award for both teachers and support staff.  Please take this opportunity to thank our wonderful staff by nominating one of them for a prestigious state award.

Classified School Employee of the Year

Please nominate someone that you believe demonstrates the following attributes:

  • Has the respect and admiration of their colleagues.
  • Collaborates with colleagues, students, and families to create a school culture of respect and success.
  • Is a leader who makes connections between their daily work and student achievement.

  

  • The nomination form opens online in October.
  • OSPI sends the nominee, their supervisor and our regional coordinator a copy of the nomination and a link to the online application.
  • Nominees must submit an application which includes biographical information, essays, a resume and letters of recommendation. The application must be submitted to be considered for our region's finalist by February 19, 2018.
  • Timeline Snapshot:
        1. October 2017: nomination form opens
        2. January 26, 2018: nomination deadline
        3. February 19, 2018: nominee application due
        4. March: regional selection
        5. May: State Classified School Employee of the Year announced

You will find the online nomination form by going to the OSPI webpage:
http://www.k12.wa.us/EducationAwards/ClassifiedEmployees.aspx

 

Teacher of the Year

Please nominate someone that you believe demonstrates the following attributes:

  • The teacher is an expert in their field who guides students of all backgrounds and abilities to achieve excellence.
  • The teacher collaborates with colleagues, students, and families to create a school culture of respect and success.
  • The teacher deliberately connects the classroom and key stakeholders to foster a strong community at large.
  • The teacher demonstrates leadership and innovation in and outside of the classroom walls that embodies lifelong learning.
  • The teacher expresses themselves in an engaging and articulate way.


 

  • The nomination form opens online in December.
  • OSPI sends the nominee, their principal and our regional coordinator a copy of the nomination and a link to the online application.
  • Nominees must submit an application by March (date TBD), 2018 to be considered for our region's finalist.
  • Timeline Snapshot:

      1. December 2017: nomination form opens
      2. February (date TBD), 2018: nomination deadline
      3. March (date TBD), 2018: nominee application due
      4. July 2018: regional selection
      5. September 2018: State Teacher of the Year announced

You will find the online nomination form by going to the OSPI webpage:
http://www.k12.wa.us/EducationAwards/TOY/

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