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CPS Foundation Now Accepting Nominations for Annual Award Program
Nicole Anderson
Tuesday, April 05, 2022

The Columbus Public Schools Foundation is pleased to announce that we are accepting nominations until April 19, 2022 for the following awards:
Operations Employee of the Year
This award is to honor the support staff who work seemingly behind the scenes to support our staff and make all the small details that we forget about on a daily basis happen.  The CPS classified staff is an integral part of our school district.  The intention of this award is to honor a classified staff member who goes above and beyond to support the staff and students of Columbus Public Schools.  This award is sponsored by Bob Markham, Class of 1976 and his wife Chris.

Outstanding New Educator Award
This award is to honor a teacher who is in their first three years of teaching.  This person should embrace The Discoverer Way and "wear their maroon proudly."  Nominees who should be considered are those who are going above and beyond in both their classroom and school.  The outstanding educator award winner will also go on to apply for the Nebraska Teacher of the Year Award, given by the Nebraska Department of Education.  This award is sponsored by the Columbus United Federal Credit Union.

Educator of the Year

The CPS Foundation Educator of the Year Award was created to recognize CPS teachers for their dedication, knowledge, and skill in the classroom; their ability to gain the respect and admiration of students, parents and colleagues; the active and useful roles they play within the school and their community; and their talent for inspiring students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn. The Educator of the Year will also go on to apply for the Nebraska Teacher of the Year Award, given by the Nebraska Department of Education. This award is sponsored by the Columbus United Federal Credit Union.

Winners will be announced at the CPS Employee Recognition Banquet. Columbus Public School employees and members of the public can submit nominations. Forms must be submitted by Tuesday, April 19, 2022.

Link to operations employee of the year nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeIQFsxA7fzsSQVfqCugrW5SCt9XM2fSw2ZLS7NQ9rZODaYPw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Link to educator of the year form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSewqWliKdaQhX8kaTcYboVv5R1aseR2ifDjNla9xJBEL-hpFw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Link to the emerging educator of the year form: 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfnxwSfcz6x8xOwHyKWOIxdyVTkBF-VJ4PhlEOIrEGAMJCzSg/viewform?usp=sf_link