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  • We are excited to announce the November CSIU: Together We Rise Nominees!

    As announced at 2021 Professional Leadership Day (PLD), the CSIU has implemented a new award program, "CSIU: Together We Rise!" The program recognizes colleagues for their commitment to: 

    • Rising through innovative work: A person who has demonstrated innovation in the workplace.
    • Rising through service to others and self-care: A person who modeled service or self-care or who helped a person or team with service or self-care.
    • Rising through equity: A person who embraced equity in the form of learning (self-growth), teaching (providing or organizing professional learning experiences for others), or practicing (ensuring equity for served populations).

    November brought in four nominations for the awards! Please take a few moments out of your day to read about these valued members of the CSIU family and to congratulate them for making a difference by RISING through innovative work, service to others and self-care, and/or equity!

    Nominate a colleague for a December award by the 23rd.

November Winners

  • Emily Reedy


    Emily Reedy
    Head Start

    Rising through Service to Others and Self-Care Award, Nominated by Kathryn Cook


    Why Emily was nominated: 

    Emily Reedy has recently stepped up into a new position. She is juggling this new position, and her old position, with grace and self awareness. She has taken the time to get to know her staff on a new level and she exudes positivity while doing so. Emily always puts a smile on the face of everyone she encounters throughout the day and encourages her team to take time to reflect on their day. We cannot wait to see the amazing innovations Emily will bring to the program. 

    Jandell Boyer


    Jandell "Jan" Boyer
    Human Resources
    Rising through Service to Others and Self-Care Award

    Why Jan was nominated: 

    Jan is very organized, thorough, and knowledgeable in her job; all of which have helped me with my job. Having had the privilege of working with Jan for several years, I’ve witnessed the impact she has on coworkers and other colleagues, far-reaching within the IU. She is always willing to assist when a “helping hand” is needed.  In this month of giving thanks, I extend my gratitude for Jan with this nomination.

    Shelly Feerrar


    Shelly Feerrar
    Computer Services
    Rising through Service to Others and Self-Care Award

    Why Shelly was nominated: 

    Shelly always goes above and beyond to get the job done. She works many extra hours and helps coworkers and staff throughout the day. She hops from one thing to the next with a smile on her face. 

    Kathryn "Katie" Cook
    Early Intervention
    Rising through Service to Others and Self-Care Award, Nominated by Laura Adams

    Why Katie was nominated: 

    Kathryn is a welcoming face for families and students arriving at Watsontown Children's Center (WCC). She is kind and makes students feel welcome through her positive greetings. Kathryn has been instrumental in supporting the Early Intervention Program with various projects such as Transition to School and the use of STaR Data.