County schools name employee of the month


By Eva Queen - equeen@civitasmedia.com



Travis Reeves, superintendent for Surry County Schools stands with Employee of the Month, Delana Shockley, during a recent school board meeting.


The first 2015-16 employee of the month for Surry County Schools is Delana Shockley, finance officer, from Gentry Middle School, according to a recent announcement by the school system.

The Surry County Schools Employee of the Month recognition program began in the 2013-2014 school year when Travis L. Reeves, superintendent, implemented the program. Each month an employee of the Surry County School System is chosen through a nomination process, which is open to the public. Community members, parents, students, teachers and other employees complete a form located on the Surry County School System website at www.surry.k12.nc.us under Links.

Any full-time or part-time employee of the Surry County Schools is eligible. All nominations must be received by the fifteenth day of the nomination month. Any nominations received after the fifteenth day of the month will be considered in the next month. Each nomination will be considered once in the month it is submitted, but an employee can be nominated again each month. Employee of the Month is awarded for 10 months – September through June.

Suggested guidelines for nomination per the SCS central office.

— Employee must demonstrate excellence in his/her job;

— Employee must demonstrate an attitude of collaboration and teamwork;

— Employee must have made a significant contribution to the school, district, students, employees or community;

— Employee must enthusiastically support the mission of the Surry County Schools;

The superintendent and other central office staff members make a surprise visit to the employee of the month at his/her school by taking balloons, cards and gifts. Then the EOM comes to the board of education meeting for recognition with board members where the EOM receives a personal certificate. Another framed certificate goes to the individual’s school for display in the front office and one is displayed at the central office in Dobson.

For the third consecutive year, Simmons Nissan of Mount Airy is sponsoring the Employee of the Month with a $50 gift card. In addition, the name of each Employee of the Month is entered into a drawing and at the end of the year, one of the lucky 10 employees has the opportunity to drive a Nissan car from Simmons Nissan entirely free for the summer.

This year, DeStress Massage on Lebanon Street in Mount Airy has committed to a free one-hour massage and foot scrub for each Employee of the Month.

Representatives from Simmons Nissan and DeStress Massage present the gifts to the Employee of the Month at the Board of Education meetings each month.

Travis Reeves, superintendent for Surry County Schools stands with Employee of the Month, Delana Shockley, during a recent school board meeting.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_IMG_1358.jpgTravis Reeves, superintendent for Surry County Schools stands with Employee of the Month, Delana Shockley, during a recent school board meeting.

By Eva Queen

equeen@civitasmedia.com

Reach Eva Queen at (336) 415-4739 or equeen@civitasmedia.com

Reach Eva Queen at (336) 415-4739 or equeen@civitasmedia.com

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