STARS (Staff and Teachers Achieving Results with Students) was designed to recognize individuals who demonstrate exceptional performance and commitment to the education of all students served by the district’s schools. While it is impossible to recognize every well-deserving employee, the intent of this program is to identify, select, and celebrate staff members who epitomize the image of a high-quality Elko County School District employee.
Whereas it is the intent of the Elko County School District to pay tribute to those who support the goals and objectives of the school district, and in an effort to honor its teachers and support staff—the district’s most valuable resource, the Employee Recognition STARS Program has been developed. Above all, this program has been designed to recognize those individuals who demonstrate exceptional performance and commitment to the education of all students served by the district’s schools. In the area of instructional practice, this program has been designed to recognize teachers who encourage the independence of thought in their students and who also affirm the district’s responsibility to do everything possible to enable each student to reach the one educational goal which remains eternally steadfast; the acquisition and application of knowledge.
While it is impossible to recognize every well-deserving employee who fits the above description, the intent of this program is to identify, select, and celebrate staff members who epitomize the image of a high-quality Elko County School District employee. For local recognition purposes, the individuals selected do not need to be a classroom teacher and could be any employee who provides services at any Elko County School District school. Three employees will be selected on a monthly basis beginning in September 2023 through May 2024; one certified employee, one classified employee, and one benefited employee (including long-term substitutes). All nominations will remain confidential and anonymous, unless the nominator chooses otherwise, and can be submitted by anyone (self-nominations will be rejected by the committee and all nominations will be verified). Nominations will be received through submission by electronic form according to the following schedule:
September 13, 2023 5:00 pm PST
October 11, 2023 5:00 pm PST
November 8, 2023 5:00 pm PST
December 13 2023 5:00 pm PST
January 10, 2024 5:00 pm PST
February 14, 2024 5:00 pm PST
March 13, 2024 5:00 pm PST
April 10, 2024 5:00 pm PST
May 8, 2024 5:00 pm PST
The nomination online form is to be completed by the person making the nomination (nominator).
Announcement of the STARS of the Month will be made public by the STARS Employee Recognition Committee after the deadline for each month. The nomination form must be submitted electronically.
The STARS Program committee will start accepting nominations for the 2023-2024 school year on August 28, 2023!