Foundation for DCPS Accepting public nominations for Focus Awards and Distinguished Alumnus | Community Spirit
The Board of Directors of the Foundation for Daviess County Public Schools is now accepting public nominations for the organization’s Focus Awards 2013 to be held on Tuesday, April 23, at 6:30 p.m. in the Auxiliary Gym at Daviess County High School.
The Foundation will recognize Distinguished Alumnus/Alumnae 2013 and 12 Focus Award finalists at the event. The Foundation rewards innovative and creative DCPS teachers and staff in the Foundation’s focus areas of health, literacy and technology each year. The Foundation has added a new category for 2013: Great Expectations. This new category is for a DCPS employee who innovatively and creatively contributes to the education of our students but may not fit neatly into the three Focus Areas.
Three finalists in each of the focus areas plus three finalists in the Great Expectations category will be recognized at the Focus Awards on April 23, 2013. The finalist in each area selected as the 2013 Focus Award Recipient will receive a $1,000 grant to be used to enhance educational opportunities in his/her school or classroom. The Distinguished Alumnus/Alumnae recipient will be recognized for personal accomplishments and presented with a memento of the occasion.
Public nominations for Focus Awards or Distinguished Alumni may be made through the Foundation web site at www.FoundationForDCPS.org – click on ‘Focus Awards’ (nomination forms for each area may be accessed from the Focus Awards page) or you may email your nomination directly to Executive Director Vicki Quisenberry at firstname.lastname@example.org. Emailed nominations should include category, nominee name, school, email address and nominator name and email address and a brief description concerning why this person deserves recognition.
Public nominations will be accepted through Friday, January 25, 2013.
“It is a pleasure to recognize a special alumnus each year for contributions to our community. Last year we recognized Senator Wendell Ford. Additionally, the Foundation’s board of directors is delighted to be able to reward innovative teaching and support staff with, not only well-deserved public recognition of their success stories, but a financial reward that can be used to boost educational opportunities for children in the classroom as well,” said Vicki Quisenberry, Executive Director of the Foundation.
The Foundation for Daviess County Public Schools mission is to attain and allocate resources to DCPS to enhance, enrich and supplement learning opportunities for its students, staff and the community.