The Awards are presented annually to honor those who have gone above and beyond to make a difference in the Yorkville CUSD 115 community.  Each nominee should exhibit behaviors of an everyday hero that inspire staff, students and others within the district community.   The three nomination categories are:

  • Grades EC-6 Educator of the Year (Certified Staff) -    This award is open to any certified staff member who goes above and beyond the scope of their job description to improve the District, its students and its employees at the K-6 grade level.

  • Grades 7–12 Educator of the Year (Certified Staff) -   This award is open to any certified staff member who goes above and beyond the scope of their job description to improve the District, its students and its employees at the 7-12 grade level.

  • Rookie of the Year (Certified Staff) - This award is open to any certified staff member who has been an educator for five years or less.  He or she goes above and beyond the scope of their job description.  The nominee is not required to have been employed by Yorkville School District #115 for all five years.

  • Non-Certified Employee of the Year – This award is open to any non-certified staff who have gone above and beyond the scope of their job description. Examples of Non-Certified employees include: support staff, administrators, custodians and paraprofess