AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Jenna Reeves

Raquel Gutierrez

Healthy Families Supervisor – HCSR

Raquel has taken on so much in her role lately with the transition of staff. She is doing her own job, while supporting the job of a Family support specialist, as well as pieces of the program manger position…

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Heaven Taylor

Heaven Taylor

Hermiston CDC

Heaven volunteers one of her high school class periods each day to come and help at our center. She enjoys reading to the children. She does a great job helping make sure they play safely…

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Leah Sanders

Leah Sanders

Payroll Manager – Main Office

Leah has been non stop busy helping staff with the new payroll system. She has been spending time with each person going to their office and helping them with the software and over the phone…

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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 walks down to our classroom anytime…

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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

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Katie Wilson

Katie Wilson

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH: SEPTEMBER
WIC – Pendleton

With starting this new enhanced day Katie signed up to help walk students from the front of the building to the classroom. This is special to our center and our partnership with the school district…

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Esmeralda Eckhardt

Esmeralda Eckhardt

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH: OCTOBER
Education Manager – Umatilla

Esmeralda completed all the Education Home Visits for Umatilla 2 this fall. In September and October, she visited families and children, gaining valuable information and assuring families…

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Ruby Anderson

Ruby Anderson

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH: NOVEMBER
Teacher – Hermiston CDC

She has had a positive impact on a family for a child in her classroom. She cares about what the families are going through and knows that what happens at home does make a difference…

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Brenda Burright

Brenda Burright

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH: DECEMBER
CCR&R Consultant – Main Office Annex

Even while at a training out of town Brenda kept up with the majority of her office duties remotely. Making sure that providers, parents and staff continued to have their needs met in a timely…

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Leah Sanders

Leah Sanders

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH: JANUARY
Payroll Manager – Main Office

Leah has been non stop busy helping staff with the new payroll system. She has been spending time with each person going to their office and helping them with the software and over…

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Brianne Zier

Brianne Zier

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH: FEBRUARY
Family Support Specialist – La Grande

Bri is currently serving families and noticed most of them struggled to connect with other friendly adults. Bri took it upon herself and planned fun play groups for her families to attend…

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Bob Triplett

Bob Triplett

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH: MARCH
Bus Driver – Milton-Freewater

Bob is always at work and on time and this month has been no exception. He was observed being patient and gentle with his charges and delivering them carefully to their classes…

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Jenna Reeves

Jenna Reeves

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH: APRIL
Data Entry Coordinator/Admin Assistant – Main Office

Jenna has been working in multiple roles this past month, managing to work with flexibility, reliability, and positive support to multiple teams: education, ERSEA and main office…

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Volunteer of the Year

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Alysun Macober

Alysun Macober

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH: SEPTEMBER
Irrigon

Alison is a high school student who volunteers in my classroom. She is very reliable and flexible. When in the classroom she interacts with our kids in a positive way and helps in anything…

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Bryson Thornton

Bryson Thornton

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH: NOVEMBER
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 walks down to our classroom anytime…

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Martha Perez

Martha Perez

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH: DECEMBER
Punkin Center

Martha is a huge asset to our classroom. She has only been with us for two weeks, but she has been here everyday since her first! She meets the bus with us and helps us get children back…

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Heather Boodt

Heather Boodt

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH: JANUARY
Pilot Rock

Heather is a parent that is volunteering in our classroom this year. She spends 1 full day a week and then comes in 2 days a week to help with breakfast and lunch. Heather spends time in our classroom…

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Damaris Carrillo

Damaris Carrillo

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH: FEBRUARY
Hermiston CDC

Damaris is a student at the Hermiston High School. This is her second year coming over every morning and volunteering in our classroom. Every morning Damaris comes in the classroom with a smile…

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Joel Hodge

Joel Hodge

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH: MARCH
Victory Square

Joel is a Smart Program reader and has been coming to Victory Square I for many years. He is great with the kids reads two to three books to each child depending on time. He works for the Walmart DC…

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Heaven Taylor

Heaven Taylor

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH: APRIL
Hermiston CDC

Heaven volunteers one of her high school class periods each day to come and help at our center. She enjoys reading to the children. She does a great job helping make sure they play safely and that they…

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