Those Who Excel is an educational awards program that honors seven categories of individuals who have gone above and beyond in performing their job duties. This program is an opportunity for staff to recognize outstanding co-workers. It is an opportunity to let the public know the great work being done by District 205 personnel.

Recognition Categories

Early Career Educator

This category is designed to recognize teachers in their second to fifth year of teaching. We all know teachers who show tremendous potential early in their careers. This category is designed to recognize this potential and encourage professional growth among teachers early in their careers.

Classroom Teacher

Preschool, elementary, secondary, specials teachers – who spend more than 50% of the time instructing classes of students.

Administrator/Principal

Superintendent, assistant superintendents, principals, assistant principals, coordinators, directors – who are more than 50% administrative.

Student Support Personnel (Certificated)

Certified school nurses, psychologists, social works, guidance counselors, speech/language pathologists, itinerants, librarians, etc. – who spend 50% of their time in the indicated field.

Educational Service Personnel (Non-certificated)

Paraprofessionals, cafeteria workers, secretaries, library aides, bus drivers, crossing guards, playground aides, etc.

School Board Member/Community Volunteer

Individuals who volunteer regularly in one or more of the schools or school programs.

Team

Group of 2-5 individuals that have direct academic impact on students. Group must have an identifiable name. Call for further information before proceeding with this category.