Nomination Period Open to Recognize Outstanding School Support Staff

If you know of a school support staff member who has gone above and beyond in their job, you have a chance to nominate that person for the Michigan Education Support Staff Professional of the Year Award and the national Recognizing Inspirational School Employees (RISE) Award

The Award is intended for school support staff who work as paraprofessionals, in clerical services, transportation services, food and nutrition services, technical services, and in the skilled trades.

State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice said, “School support staff greatly contribute to the success of our students and schools – ensuring students arrive at school safely; that they are fed; that their schools are clean; and that they have assistance in classrooms. It is important to recognize our education support staff professionals and value their contributions to student success.”  

Parents and students as well as public and private entities can nominate support staff from now until September 25, 2020. Nomination forms can be found at

Reporting for WGRT -Jennie McClelland