Superintendent's Shining Star Award Shining Star Award
The Shining Star Award is an employee recognition program designed to recognize, encourage and reward hardworking employees who perform exemplary work or — go the extra mile — in performing their work assignments. This awards program takes place every month, beginning in October and ending in May of each school year. An employee from each of the district's three employee categories (administrators, teachers, and support staff) will be recognized each month.
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 (online below or printed and filled out) that 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.springfield.k12.il.us), 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 Department of Human Resources located in the Administrative Center, 1900 West Monroe Street, no later than the 15th of each month for consideration in the upcoming month.
-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 of each month. He or she will be presented with a Certificate of Merit.