Nominations are now being accepted for the first Shining Stars of the 2021-2022 school year. The first nomination window will close on October 29 and the Stars will be announced one to two weeks afterward.
WHAT MAKES A PERSON A "SHINING STAR"?
The Knox County Public Schools family is made up of caring staff members that demonstrate compassion and excellence daily while serving students, student families, and one another. When an employee goes "above and beyond", we call them "Shining Stars" for their leadership and superior customer service skills.
All support staff, (secretaries, cooks, instructional assistants and aides, clerks, bookkeepers, bus drivers, monitors, custodians, maintenance, student workers, etc.) are eligible for the Shining Star award. (Teachers and other certified staff should be nominated for the Teacher Leader award.)
WHO CAN NOMINATE?
Everyone. We welcome nominations from students, parents, family members, community members, guest visitors to our schools, and fellow co-workers.