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Jennifer Gill, Superintendent
1900 West Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62704
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Shining Star Award

The Superintendent’s Shining Star Award is an employee recognition program designed to recognize and reward hardworking employees who perform exemplary work or ‘go the extra mile’. The awards program will take place quarterly during the school year. An employee from each of the district’s three employee categories (administrator, teacher, and support staff) will be recognized at the Springfield Public Schools Board of Education Meeting.

Employees can nominate themselves or others for the award. But the nominee must be employed in a full or part-time capacity with the district in order to be eligible to win.

The process begins with the completion of the nomination form, which asks for information about the nominee and the outstanding work he/she performed.

To nominate an employee, follow these steps:
-Access the district's homepage (www.sps186.org), click on Human Resources, then click on Employee Recognition Program to either print the form or complete it online.
-Nomination forms should be turned in to the Communications Department located in the Administrative Center at 1900 West Monroe Street by the designated date.
-Employees can nominate more than one candidate.
-An awards review panel formed by the Superintendent will review the nominations, rank the nominees, and seek input from supervisors and co-workers of the nominee before making a selection.

Employees who are selected for this award will be recognized at the second Board meeting in January, March and May. He or she will be presented with a Certificate of Merit.

Shining Star Nomination Form

Please give specific examples of the employee's exemplary work performance.
You may include multiple co-nominators