December: Bill Parries, Smith Elementary
"Bill is a superstar! He has a heart for the staff and students at Smith School and is willing to do whatever it takes to make sure everyone is safe and comfortable when they come to school. He goes above and beyond the call of duty each and every day, working on small projects in addition to the daily tasks in order to keep Smith School clean and up and running. He helps with electrical needs, playground repairs, classroom repairs and everything in between, always with a smile on his face. Bill is always on board with supporting a student who may need to help clean an area after making a mess or has earned a reward and wants to work with him. He even got a pie in the face during an assembly last year. He's just an all-around good guy who takes great pride in his work. We are blessed to have Bill at Smith." Smith Principal Lynn Cowell
November: Brenda Casterline, Harman School
"This woman does the work of 10 every single day—— with a smile. She is patient, kind, and takes care of us all."
Kim Walther, Harman School
October: Matt Salyer, OJHS/OHS
"Matt is always willing to do whatever he can to help."
Laura Connor, Athletic Director
September: Cathie Newburg, BOE Office
"Cathie goes above and beyond to support all district staff members and departments to ensure that the service provided by OCSD is top notch. She doesn't do it for the recognition but does it because of she is intrinsically motivated to do her best and what ultimately best for students and staff."
Allyson Couch, Director of Educational Services