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Employee Recognition

Kern County Superintendent of Schools

Employee Recognition ProgramThe more than 1,500 people employed by the Kern County Superintendent of Schools represent our agency’s most valuable asset. The KCSOS Employee Recognition Program was established in an effort to recognize and reward staff for their dedication and contributions to the success of the overall mission of the organization.

The program consists of various components including three annual awards and other ways to recognize and thank employees and peers all year long.

Every year, KCSOS solicits nominations for its annual You Make a Difference Awards, which recognize employees in three categories — Outstanding Service to Education, Innovation in Education and Distinguished Service. Final selections are made by a committee consisting of office employees who judge nominees on their “dedication and contributions to the success of the overall mission of the organization.”

Nominations for the 2013-14 awards are now open. Nominations will be accepted until June 30, 2014. All awards can be made by employees (peer or supervisors), as well as students and community partners. You may nominate by clicking on the buttons below, or by completing the forms HERE, and delivering them to Human Resources, attention Cherie Payne.


View Past Award Winners

Larry E. Reider Outstanding Service to Education Award

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This award honors a KCSOS employee who has shown continued excellence in service to the organization.

Innovation in Education Award

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This award recognizes a KCSOS employee who has designed and implemented a significant innovation.

Distinguished Service Award

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This award recognizes a KCSOS employee who, for a variety of possible reasons, has exemplified what it means to be a great Kern County Superintendent of Schools employee.

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