Southeast Employee Recognition for 2022-2023
CHEROKEE – At an informal gathering in the west gym of the high school on May 11, 2023, several USD 247 staff members were recognized.
Years of Service Awards
5 years: Louis Lloyd (photo not available.)
10 years: Derek Sanders, John Jiles, Misty Mersch
15 years: Melanie Evitts, Mary Colvin, Danica Gibson, Adam Wells, and Donnie Coltrane
20 years: Ashley Hobbs
25 years: Wendy Winter, Cara Kubler, Carla Lewis, and Sandra Martinie
35 years: Joyce Fox
This award honors colleagues who have served as a teacher of youth for 25 years: Wendy Winter, Derek Sanders, and Jim Rockers.
Perfect Attendance Award
Bruce Washington (photo not available.)
Classified Customer Service Award
Any employee (certified or classified) can nominate any classified employee for this award. Nominees this year are: Jalyn O’Malley, Linda Weston, Jane Hollenbeck, Darrick Smithee, Amber Guymon, Denise Burns, Mary Clugston, Tina Westervelt, Terry Parsons, Jason Gregory, Colleen Renn, Joyce Jacobs, and Janis Kelley.
Recipients of the 2022-2023 Customer Service Award:
Linda Weston and Darrick Smithee
There were two retirements this year: Jim Rockers – 16 years, and Mike Bowman – 17 years. They even received a standing ovation! They will be missed, and we wish them the very best!
Here are a few additional photos taken during the luncheon.