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Making a Difference Award

  • The USD 232 Making a Difference Award celebrates exceptional teachers and staff in our district.  The USD 232 Education Foundation, in partnership with Great American Bank, wants to honor and recognize those who are truly “making a difference in the lives of young people” and continually exceed job expectations for the students, families, and other employees in our district.

    Award Criteria

    • Anyone in USD 232 (staff, parents, students, etc.) can nominate any USD 232 employee. All teachers, support staff, custodians, administrators, secretaries, counselors, food service workers are eligible to receive this award. (Previous Making a Difference Winners ineligible)
    • Nominations are due by the last Wednesday of each month
    • Recognitions will be given monthly throughout the school year
    • Each recipient of this award will be presented a check for $250 along with a special trophy designed and manufactured by our high school students in the engineering program
    • This award is sponsored by the USD 232 Education Foundation and Great American Bank

    Nominations for our next honoree are due by Oct. 28; the recipient will be recognized in early November 2020.

    Making a Difference Nomination Form

Laura Millikan - October Recipient

  • Laura Millikan, 5th Grade teacher at Clear Creek Elementary School, is pictured top right hand corner. She was greeted by Superintendent Frank Harwood (bottom right), Carrie Handy, Director of HR - Elementary Personnel, Clear Creek Principal Kelley Begley McCall (top left), and Casey Rooman Smith (top center), Executive Director of the USD 232 Education Foundation.

    Laura Millikan MAD

    LM Check MAD Award Oct

Rob Foster - March 2020 Recipient

Making a Difference March 2020