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October Staff Member of the Month

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North Platte Public Schools Foundation, Inc.

PO Box 1557

North Platte, NE  69103


October 2, 2017


Jodi Howard




North Platte Public Schools awards Staff Member of the Month

The North Platte Public Schools Foundation in conjunction with North Platte Public schools is excited to announce that Lynette Powers has been recognized as the BIG Award “Bulldog” staff member of the month.  Mrs. Powers is the first staff member to be awarded for the 2017-2018 school year.  Mrs. Powers is a 1st grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary School and was previously at Washington Elementary.  Mrs. Powers has taught school for 30 years and has been with North Platte Public Schools since 2007.


Mrs. Powers was nominated by assistant superintendent Dr. Tami Eshleman.    Her nomination read. Mrs. Powers has a classroom that every child learns. When students enter the classroom, they know the procedures and rules for the classroom. When a child is redirected, Mrs. Powers uses a calm voice to review classroom expectations. It is not uncommon to see Mrs. Powers down on the floor with her students, either working in small groups or individually.  One of the best things about Mrs. Powers’ classroom is the smiles on students and staff faces. This is a happy place that is focused on learning. The individualized instruction to each student is amazing.


The North Platte Public Schools and North Platte Public Schools foundation developed the BIG Staff recognition promotion to provide incentives for deserving teachers and support staff. The program is designed to recognize outstanding teachers and support staff for their contributions to NPPS. The nomination symbolizes the esteem and appreciation that everyone has for our school district employees.


Teachers are rewarded with a gift basket, balloons and a gift card to the Bulldog store at NPHS.  The North Platte Public Schools Foundation is facilitating the program and takes nominations from principals and administration.  Staff members are awarded monthly throughout the school year and will be recognized at the end of the year Education After Hours in the spring.