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Recognition Programs

  • GEM Customer Service Program: The GEM (or "Going the Extra Mile") program recognizes a central administration staff member who has gone above and beyond to support students, teachers, staff members and/or community members. One award is given per semester each year.
  • Employee of the Year awards are given annually to three Northwest ISD employees who have provided significant contributions at a district campus or within an administrative department. Award categories include Support Services, Administrative Services and Instructional Support.
  • Employee Service Awards recognize employees who have provided continuous service to the students and staff of Northwest ISD. Lapel pins are presented once a year to employees.
  • Exemplar Educators, including teachers, counselors, and librarians, are eligible to be recognized annually. Deserving educators are nominated and one educator is selected as the campus Exemplar Educator. Exemplar Educators will be honored at the campus and district level. From all Exemplar Educators, one elementary and one secondary educator will be selected to represent all NISD Exemplar Educators as the NISD Elementary or Secondary Teacher of the Year. These individuals will represent all NISD teachers at the Region and State level.
  • Retirees are recognized at the district's annual Inspire Celebration, after officially retiring through Human Resources.