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Employee Recognition

Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) has amazing employees who consistently go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of our students and schools. Nominate an employee today!

APS Employee RecognitionNote: Nominations are currently closed and will reopen on February 4th, 2019.


 Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) has amazing employees who consistently go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of our students and schools. It is our people who make us a great school district and we are committed to recognizing our employees for their many contributions to our district. We invite you to nominate a staff member who you feel is deserving of recognition as an APS Employee of the Month. Nomination must be completed by someone other than the nominee (i.e., no self-nominations are eligible for consideration).

Criteria

Please nominate an APS employee who exemplifies achievements or efforts in one or more of the following areas:

  1. Puts others first.
  2. Goes above and beyond to make a difference in their role.
  3. Excels as a team player.
  4. Carries out each day with a positive and welcoming attitude and strong work ethic.
  5. Demonstrates innovation, leadership, or passion for the job.
  6. Enthusiastically supports the mission of Albuquerque Public Schools.
  7. Elevates the image of public education.

Eligibility

Any staff member that has been employed for at least six (6) months. All employees are eligible to be nominated, including administrators, bus drivers, business office staff, clerical support staff, community liaisons, custodial, food service employees, information technology employees, ESNs, PSNs, MSNs, educational assistants, instructional aides, library aides, maintenance employees, security, social workers, counselors, librarians, and more. Teachers have the opportunity to be recognized through the Pepsi of the Month recognition program, which is separate from this recognition program.

All eligible staff members shall only be selected as the “Employee of the Month” one time during the school year.

Recognition

Those employees who are selected as Employee of the Month will be recognized as follows:

  1. Appear on APS electronic digital billboards across the city.
  2. Be introduced at APS Board of Education meeting where he/she would receive a traveling “Best Employee” trophy.
  3. Attend a lunch with the Superintendent and/or the Chief of Human Resources.
  4. Attend a Cabinet meeting to be introduced and briefly honored.
  5. Highlighted in short article on aps.edu.
  6. Highlighted in short article in weekly Perspective.
  7. Have his/her family receive a thank you note from the superintendent thanking family members for their support when our employee has worked extended hours or been burdened with unusual circumstances.
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