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December Staff Member of the Month

North Platte Public Schools Awards Staff Member of the Month for December

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The North Platte Public Schools Foundation in conjunction with North Platte Public Schools is excited to announce that we are honoring Andrea Hayes as the NPPS Bulldog Staff member of the month for December.   Mrs. Hayes is a 5th Grade teacher at Eisenhower Elementary.  Hayes, a graduate of North Platte High School, started her career at North Platte Public Schools in 2001.   She also has an endorsement as a school librarian. 

Her principal, Lyndsey Douglas, nominated Mrs. Hayes.  “Andrea is a shining example of everything a great teacher should be!  She works tirelessly to make sure her students are engaged and learning and is so professional in all she does.” Said Douglas. 

Andrea stated in a biography that she comes from a “ family of educators” that included her dad as a teacher, coach and activities director, her mother as a school secretary and her older sister, a 4th grade teacher in Kearney.   “I’ve always believed that teaching was my calling, and I can’t imagine doing anything else.  I believe that being a successful educator begins with relationships that are formed with students, and I feel that is my greatest strength as a teacher”. Said Hayes.

The December business sponsor was A Cut Above Salon and Spa.  Monthly Sponsors give honorees a gift basket.  The Foundation provides balloons and a gift card to the Bulldog Store at NPHS, and Prairie Friends and Flowers delivers a bouquet. 


The North Platte Public Schools Foundation facilitates the program and takes nominations from principals and administration.  Staff members are awarded monthly throughout the school year and will be recognized at Education After Hours in the spring.   Interested business sponsors can contact the North Platte Public Schools Foundation at 696-3325.

Jodi Howard