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Nominations now open for 2019-20 BOE Outstanding Service Awards


Posted Date: 02/12/2020

Each year, the Board of Education recognizes individual employees and volunteers for their outstanding service to Andover Public Schools through the Board of Education Outstanding Service Awards program. We invite you to nominate an employee, school volunteer, business or community/civic organization for the great work they do to support the Andover school district.

Nomination deadline is March 4. The awards ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, April 27, at Andover Central High School. Click here to submit your nomination(s).

Here are descriptions of the different awards:

• Golden Apple Award - certified staff member with four or more years teaching in USD 385
Educational effectiveness (effective instructional techniques, classroom organization, behavior management), zeal in promoting the advancement of education (professional, enthusiastic), ability to inspire all students (effective rapport with students)

• Bright Red Apple Award - certified staff new to the profession (first, second or third-year teacher)
Educational effectiveness (effective instructional techniques, classroom organization, behavior management), zeal in promoting the advancement of education (professional, enthusiastic), ability to inspire all students (effective rapport with students)

• School Bell Award - classified staff
Outstanding contributions to the building or district that had a significant impact on services, continuous support to the success of the building or district, zeal in providing support (professional, enthusiastic, willing to do more than expected)

• Helping Hand Award - school volunteer in each school
Outstanding contributions to the building that significantly impacted students, continuous support to the success of the building or district, zeal in providing support (enthusiastic, willing to do more than expected)

• Gold Key Award - individual, business, or community/civic organization
Outstanding contributions to the ENTIRE district that significantly impacted the students and the school district

• Spark Award - individual staff member
Instrumental role in the district, exudes energy, enthusiasm, and excellence in all their endeavors, inspiration to others and significantly impacts students and the ENTIRE school district