AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Esmeralda Eckhardt

Esmeralda Eckhardt

Education Manager – Umatilla

Esmeralda leads by modeling. She pitches in frequently to help classrooms missing a staff member. She facilitates staff coming up with creative coverage solutions as well…

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Bryson Thornton

Bryson Thornton

Pilot Rock

Bryson is a Junior in High School who chose to volunteer in our classroom as part of his elective course. He spends an average of 40 minutes a day. He is ready to jump in and be…

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Jonny Badillo

Jonny Badillo

Family Advocate – Main Office

Jonny is involved in many committees and groups. He takes the initiative to learn more about something so he can have accurate information. His work ethic and compassion towards…

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Pete Wells

Pete Wells

S.M.A.R.T.

Pete coordinates 5 to 7 volunteers to read to the children each week. The children LOVE when the readers come and read to them. The readers read to the same few children…

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Employee of the Month

Nominations for Employee of the Month must reach the Human Resources Department at the Hermiston Main Office by the first of each month. The application must be completed and submitted to the Awards Committee who will review, then score applications and make a decision within one week. Announcement and Presentation of the award will be made at the Employee’s work site in a special manner. If a nominee for one month is not selected, a new application needs to be submitted for that employee to be considered in a subsequent month. Employees cannot receive the award more than one month out of the year.

Employee of the Month will be selected from September through April. The winners from each month will be considered for the Employee of the Year Award. The announcement and presentation for Employee of the Year will be made at Revision or Wellness Day.

Award

The Employee of the Month will receive recognition on a plaque and on the website. The Employee of the Year will receive a special insignia denoting “Employee of the Year” on the plaque and a $50 Gift Certificate.

Criteria for Selection I

  • Must be an employee of the agency who has successfully completed the 6 month introductory period.
  • Must demonstrate exemplary performance or contribution in one or more of the following areas: teamwork, leadership, promotion of safety in the workplace, outstanding performance, and/or interest and progress toward professional development. The employee must also exhibit reliable and dependable attendance/punctuality.

Criteria for Selection II

Rating CriteriaMaximum Points
Teamwork30 points
Leadership30 points
Outstanding Performance for the Month30 points
Supervisory Support (does not need to be in writing)10 points
TOTAL100 points

The Awards Committee will make final selection. The committee will consider completeness of application.

Volunteer of the Month

Nominations for volunteer of the month must reach the Hermiston main office by the first of each month. The application must be completed and submitted to the Awards Committee who will review, then score applications and make a decision.

Criteria for Selection I

  • Must have volunteered for at least a month
  • Must demonstrate exemplary performance or contributions in one or more of the following areas: Type of volunteer service, volunteer hours contributed, volunteer impacted the center staff and family.

Criteria for Selection II

Rating CriteriaMaximum Points
Type of volunteer service50 points
Number of volunteer hours25 points
Head Start Staff letter of support25 points
TOTAL100 points

The Awards Committee will make final selection. The committee will consider completeness of application.

Employee of the Year

Read about the 2016-2017 candidates for “Employee of the Year” and cast your vote below.

Karen DeVore

Karen DeVore

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH: OCTOBER
EHS Teacher – Boardman

Karen is not only an amazing support to her teaching team in Boardman, but she is a huge support network to our parents and volunteers. She has spent countless hours tutoring…

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Candy Green

Candy Green

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH: NOVEMBER
Ed Manager – Boardman CDC

Candy has stepped up where ever she was needed. If it was the Kitchen or the classroom she was there. On top of that she has been working none stop with our teacher and leadership group…

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Laci Powell

Laci Powell

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH: DECEMBER
Teacher – PELC

Because we are short staffed and there has been a big turn over in one of the classes with teachers Laci has given the children in this class some consistency by being there for them…

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Carrie Litteral

Carrie Litteral

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH: JANUARY
Teacher Assistant – Victory Square

Carrie offered to ride the afternoon go home bus so that the afternoon teacher could begin her Parent/ Teacher conference. She stays after classes and helps clean the center…

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Sandy Snook

Sandy Snook

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH: FEBRUARY
Ed Manager – Milton-Freewater

Sandy supports us tirelessly and then cooks dinner for her parenting class and sends individual reminder invites to the families each week to remind them she is looking forward to seeing them…

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Jonny Badillo

Jonny Badillo

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH: MARCH
Family Advocate – Main Office

Jonny’s new Dad program is amazing. He had a great turn out and a few people who have attended have mentioned they had a great time and are looking forward to other events in the future…

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Dan Daltoso

Dan Daltoso

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH: APRIL
Associate Director – Main Office

Dosage and Duration changes in program operations will stretch the capacity of our agency, but Dan has invested significant personal and professional time and energy…

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Volunteer of the Year

Read about the 2016-2017 candidates for “Volunteer of the Year” and cast your vote below.

Linda Ebbert

Linda Ebbert

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH: OCTOBER
Enterprise

Linda volunteers in our classroom every Wednesday. She is familiar with our children and our policies. She completed work to be a substitute and during the last two weeks she has been…

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Sarah Hofbauer

Sarah Hofbauer

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH:NOVEMBER
Pilot Rock

Sarah currently has a child in our classroom. She has committed at least 3 full days a week to our classroom as of mid October. However, she has been volunteering weekly an hour here…

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Catherine Bose

Catherine Bose

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH: DECEMBER
Sam Boardman

Catherine has been a wonderful volunteer in one of our UMCHS classrooms. She came in super excited to learn how our program works and always asks a lot of questions…

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Pete

Pete Wells

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH: JANUARY
S.M.A.R.T.

Pete coordinates 5 to 7 volunteers to read to the children each week. The children LOVE when the readers come and read to them. The readers read to the same few children…

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Mary Jones

Mary Jones

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH: FEBRUARY
John Day

Mary has been an exceptional help in our classroom over the past 10 years. She volunteers on a weekly basis and is a huge asset to our classroom. She comes in every day with a smile…

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Iveht Sanchez

Iveht Sanchez

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH: MARCH
Sam Boardman

Iveht started the year off volunteering in the classroom. Her children and her self are very shy. She would come walking with her children to school and spend the day with us…

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Jorge Colon

Jorge Colon

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH: APRIL
Victory Square

Jorge has been a great volunteer this year from setting up for family fun nights to being the smart coordinator for Victory Square. He has also became a CASA volunteer…

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