FPS Excellence Awards

We are committed to supporting students, families and staff by dismantling racism and other systems of oppression and inequity. We empower each individual for success by valuing race, environment, culture, ability, gender identity and sexual orientation.

Equity and Social Justice Award: Represents an individual or group (students, staff or community partners) that continuously works to advance our commitment to equity and social justice.

2021 Equity and Social Justice Award Recipients:

  • Terry Johnson
  • Kevin Shintaku
  • Nichole Caldera
  • Bonita Lee

We believe that all families want their children to succeed and represent the most valuable asset in supporting students’ educational experience. We rely on community resources beyond the scope of schools to help students thrive academically, socially, physically and emotionally.

Family and Community Partnership Award: Represents an individual or group (students, staff or community partners) that continuously works to advance our commitment to family and community partnerships.

2021 Family and Community Partnership Award Recipients:

  • Violeta Coburn-Paredes
  • Melissa McPheeters
  • FPS Information Technology Department
  • Help Me Grow

We are committed to engaging all students in rigorous, relevant, high quality work.  We see students in their entirety, recognizing that each student approaches their learning with a broad range of strengths and needs, that trusting relationships create conditions for learning, and that quality instruction helps to move them toward understanding, growth and achievement.

Improving Instruction Award: Represents an individual or group (students, staff or community partners) that continuously works to advance our commitment to improving instruction.

2021 Improving Instruction Award Recipients:

  • Chase Taylor
  • Corinne Smith
  • Rachel Hight
  • Stephanie Turner
  • Cindy Johnston
  • Rhea Goodrum

Advancing the priorities above requires staff that are committed to hospitality, efficiency and overall effectiveness as we serve students and families in the Franklin Pierce community. Our collective work is not only about the “what” we do, but also the “how” we do it.

Excellence in Service Award: Represents a staff member that goes above and beyond to support the Franklin Pierce community in ways that are hospitable, efficient and effective.

2021 Excellence in Service Award Recipients:

  • Katie Gillespie
  • Karen Browns
  • Terry Depriest
  • Jackie Haynes

2021 AWARD RECIPIENTS