I’ve got the best job ever – writing about What’s Right in Education. Hot of the presses from Superintendent Mize in Tarrant City Schools (AL) to my colleague, Dr. KK Owen, a Coach at Studer Education… Win 1 (my colleague is super stoked):


For Win 2, check out the excitement of Tarrant Intermediate School principal, David Seale! What a great feeling for him to see that his work is recognized by a colleague and that his actions as a leader are making a difference!


This new teacher’s message? Win 3.

…TCS really makes me feel better about myself. They constantly show appreciation to employees. Today took the CAKE! Our new principal gave us each a HAND-WRITTEN thank you note, and they were specific to us. Now THAT is how you show appreciation.

Do you have a system for reward and recognition? If not, it’s not too late… there’s still time to think about it (Win 4). Develop a system for rewarding and recognizing employees that come to work each day hoping that they can make a difference in their students’ lives. This is one way to return focus to why we do what we do every day – purpose, worthwhile work, and making a difference.

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Special thanks to Dr. Shelly Mize, Superintendent of Tarrant City Schools, AL, for sharing the email string. You can follow Dr. Mize on Twitter at @drmizetcss.

At What’s Right in Education #WRIE, engage with ed leaders who have developed systems for rewarding and recognizing employees in their district. Tweet @KKOwen_Coach for more information.

Our mission at Studer Education is to help education systems achieve measurable results that produce positive outcomes in student achievement, employee engagement, support services, and financial efficiencies and productivity. Our goal is to help school systems provide students with a great place to learn, teachers with a great place to teach, and parents with confidence that their children are getting a great education. Follow us on Twitter at @StuderEducation and visit us online at http://studereducation.com. Studer Education is a division of Studer Group, ranked for the seventh straight year on the Best Small and Medium Workplaces by Great Place to Work® and a recipient of the 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

Filed under: How to Lead…, Our Partners Tagged: Culture, Dr. KK Owen, Dr. Shelly Mize, Leadership, Reward and Recognition

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