Recognition for Outstanding Performance
Last year we instituted a tradition of officially recognizing service to the ICS community for our employees. For the first time in anyone’s memory, all of our staff gathered at the end of the year for a special ceremony to honor staff members who had served ICS for five, ten, fifteen or more years. We also recognized colleagues who had completed new degrees, those retiring, and those leaving for other countries and schools.
This year we are adding something new at ICS Addis to recognize excellence among our staff members and teachers. Three awards will be given at the end of the year to faculty and staff members. The Board of Governors and I are initiating these awards to provide an avenue for official recognition for exemplary service, exemplary teaching or outstanding leadership.
Parents and students are invited to nominate a staff member or teacher for one of these awards.
Any staff member with more than one year of service at ICS Addis is eligible for nomination. The awards will include a framed certificate and recognition on a permanent plaque, and may include a cash bonus. Of course, lots of kudos, congratulations and recognition from the schoolwide community can be expected as well! We will present the awards on 8 June at our staff’s end-of-year Recognition Ceremony, and will announce them in the Yezare Samint and local/international newspapers.
The nomination forms are available from our HR Office, and include full details about the criteria for each award. Briefly, the awards are:
The Head of School’s Award for School Leadership
The School Leadership Award is established by the Head of School to honor an ICS teacher or staff member whose leadership or innovation is distinctive in the classroom, workplace or beyond. This award is given to acknowledge outstanding innovation or leadership and not to reward longevity or recognize excellence in assigned duties that are rewarded through regular salary and benefits.
The Board of Governor’s Award for Exemplary Service to the ICS Addis Community
The Service to the Community Award is established by the Board of Governors to honor support staff employees. This award is given to acknowledge outstanding excellence and not to reward longevity or recognize sustained excellence in assigned duties that are rewarded through regular salary and benefits. Up to two support staff employees may be honored annually.
The Board of Governors Award for Exemplary Teaching
The Exemplary Teaching Award is established by the Board of Governors to honor an ICS teacher or teaching assistant whose commitment to students and their learning is distinctive in the classroom or beyond. This award is given to acknowledge outstanding excellence and not to reward longevity or to recognize sustained excellence in assigned duties that are rewarded through regular salary and benefits.
How Do I Nominate Someone?
If you are interested in nominating an ICS staff member or teacher for one these awards, please write to lia.belai(at)icsaddis.edu.et or call the ICS reception and ask for Lia Belai. The deadline for nominations to be given to our HR Office is 25 May.