The Recognizing Inspirational School Employees (RISE) Award was created by Congress in 2019 and overseen by the U.S. Department of Education.  This award honors categorised college workers who present exemplary service to their college communities.

For this award, a categorised college worker is outlined as an worker of a state or any political subdivision of a state, or an worker of a nonprofit entity, who works in any grade from pre-kindergarten by means of highschool in any of the next occupational specialties:

  • paraprofessional,
  • clerical and administrative companies,
  • transportation companies,
  • meals and diet companies,
  • custodial and upkeep companies,
  • safety companies,
  • well being and scholar companies,
  • technical companies and expert trades. 

Each Child, Our Future, Ohio’s five-year strategic plan for training, acknowledges the constructive affect these caring adults have on the lives of scholars all through the varsity day. They play a essential position in offering whole-child helps and contributing to scholar success.

Nominees should show excellence within the following areas:

(A) Work efficiency;

(B) School and neighborhood involvement;

(C) Leadership and dedication;

(D) Local assist (from co-workers, college directors, neighborhood members, and so on., who converse to the nominee’s exemplary work);

(E) Enhancement of categorised college workers’ picture in the neighborhood and colleges.  

Individuals, native academic businesses, college directors, skilled associations, labor organizations, academic service businesses, nonprofit entities, personal colleges and their representatives, dad and mom and college students and different teams could submit nominations utilizing the nomination type on the Ohio Department of Education web site.

The U.S. Secretary of Education will choose a single categorised college worker from among the many nominees to obtain the RISE Award by spring 2022. 


2020 Ohio Rise Awardees

Cerssandra McPherson

Barb Ward

Last Modified: 1/14/2022 3:03:43 PM