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BCSD Salutes our September Pursuit of Excellence Winners

Kachari Davis, Constance Tucker and Kori Rucker being recognized at our board meeting.

Congratulations to the following employees who are the September 2017 recipients of the Pursuit of Excellence Award for the Baldwin County School District.

Ms. Kachari Davis Academic Coach at Lakeview Academy Nominated by Maria Thorne and Charlene Dunn, Co-Workers

Ms. Kachari Davis was nominated by not just one, but two of her colleagues! Ms. Davis is described by Ms. Thorne as working tirelessly in her daily responsibilities which include modeling lesions, delivering materials, helping in the car rider line and simply jumping in to help wherever needed. She is also complimented on having a smile that remains constant throughout the day and brings happiness wherever she goes. Ms. Dunn commends Ms. Davis for her commitment and responsibility to ensure that all students succeed. Dunn gives an example of Ms. Davis stepping in to help a team of teachers fill in the gap for a teacher who was out on leave. During this time Ms. Davis extended herself to make sure that the students continued to learn appropriately all while fulfilling her own duties and responsibilities. She is also noted as being a great team leader and a supportive co-worker. Ms. Davis, thank you for your example of excellence!

Ms. Shyvonna Jones Cafeteria Manager at Oak Hill Middle School

Nominated by Donna Ford Schneider, Assistant Cafeteria Manager

Ms. Shyvonna Jones is described by Ms. Schneider as a caring person who is also very productive in her role of cafeteria manager. Ms. Jones is often seen working alongside the school nutrition assistants completing the tasks of preparing and serving meals to make sure that students are fed in a timely manner. She also cleans and washes dishes when needed. Another attribute of Ms. Jones that Ms. Schneider notes is Ms. Jones’s ability to listen to anyone who needs a listening ear and after listening, offer help. She is described as being a spiritual woman who allows God to work in her to be of service to others. Ms. Jones, thank you for being a shining example of excellence!

Ms. Kori Rucker Technology Lab Paraprofessional at Lakeview Primary School Nominated by Dianna Perdue

Ms. Kori Rucker’s volunteering her time to help with the drama program over the past few years at Lakeview Primary School is just one example of why Ms. Perdue nominated Ms. Rucker. Ms. Perdue also describes how Ms. Rucker organized the very first school dance hosted at Lakeview Primary School (Creekside Elementary School at the time). In addition to her hard work during the regular school day, Ms. Rucker has also worked with the YES program and does not hesitate to take on extra responsibilities, which Ms. Perdue contributes to Ms. Rucker’s strong work ethic. Ms. Rucker, thank you for modeling excellence!

Ms. Constance Tucker

1st Grade Teacher at Lakeview Primary School Nominated by Susan Phillips, Co-worker

Ms. Constance Tucker is praised for stepping up and going above and beyond, most specifically during a time when it was necessary to support a substitute teacher. Ms. Tucker is described by Ms. Phillips as helping wherever needed, in addition to handling her own daily duties and responsibilities. She made sure that the substitute teacher felt welcomed by greeting her with a warm smile each day, she also assisted the substitute with lesson plans and checked in on the students. She supported the students and substitute teacher by ensuring that all of the materials and supplies necessary to complete school work and lessons were made available to the classroom. She is described as having a calming spirit and is a person who loves to help others. Ms. Tucker, thank you for your example of excellence!

Pursuit of Excellence Award Program

The Baldwin County School District Pursuit of Excellence Award, an employee recognition program, is presented monthly to employees who go above and beyond the call of duty. A maximum of four employees are chosen monthly and recognized during the regular Baldwin County Board of Education Meeting.

Application Process

Any Baldwin County School District employee is eligible for nomination, so long as they have not previously received the award. Team or groups are not eligible for recognition. Nominations may be made by any BCSD employee, student, parent, or community member. Nominations are due by the third Tuesday of each month (employees will be recognized the following month). Nomination forms will be available online or at the BCSD office.

Nominations will be reviewed monthly by the Selection Committee. The committee will consist of the Superintendent, the Human Resources Director, Assistant Superintendent, Maintenance Director, Transportation Director, Nutrition Director and the prior month's award winners. The award winners will rotate off each month as the new winners are awarded.

If a nominee is not chosen for recognition one month, his/her nomination may be forwarded to the next month at the discretion of the selection committee.

All recipients of the Pursuit of Excellence Award will be recognized on the district's website and at the monthly Board of Education Meeting.

We have many dedicated employees in our district. Please consider nominating a colleague for this award.

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