Recognition Program Overview

  • CCUSD believes that staff recognition is an integral part of living our mission to INSPIRE EXCELLENCE. Our beliefs clearly state that "All students can learn and inspired teaching makes the difference and dedicated staff members make a significant contribution to student learning." By recognizing employees for their efforts, we are contributing to our Excelling District.

    In order to provide CCUSD employees with a better understanding of the programs offered, CCUSD has created a Recognition Packet that explains the differences between the Employee of the Month and Employee Inspiration Citations awards.

    A few of the recognition programs that are offered in CCUSD are as follows:

    Employee Inspiration Citations - Each month the employees of our great district nominate fellow employees with Inspiration Citations.  Employees who observe good deeds, excellent work, camaraderie, and achievement write out Inspiration Citations [the white copy goes to the employee, the yellow copy goes to the District Office receptionist]. Please click here to electronically download the form. The Recognition Committee reviews the citations, then randomly draws ten citations and those employees win a prize that is donated by one of the partners who support our Inspiration Citation program.  Community partners include:  Blue Ribbon Awards, Cactus Shadows High School PTO, Chick-Fil-A, Cobblestone Auto Spa, Kendrick Wealth Management, Rancho Manana Golf Club, Rosati's Pizza, Sprouts, Summit Aesthetics, Summit Diner, and the Desert Footlhills YMCA.  Read more ►

    Employee of the Month Program - each month eight employees are chosen by the Recognition Committee. These award-winning employees are treated to breakfast with Superintendent Dr. Cort Monroe, receive a special tribute plaque and ribbon and information is posted on our website. We are grateful to our sponsors the Summit Diner, Summit Aesthetics, Noah Kendrick of Raymond James/Kendrick Wealth Management Group ( and Blue Ribbon Awards of Phoenix for their support of the program. To nominate an employee, please complete an online nomination.   Read more ►  

    Excellence Awards - Superintendent Dr. Cort Monroe and the Governing Board recognize staff members, students and community members from each school/department at a Governing Board throughout the school year.  Honorees are selected based on their contributions to each school site and department that represents how they help to achieve the district mission to Inspire Excellence.  Each honoree will receive recognition at a board meeting.

    CCUSD Inspire Excellence Awards - The CCUSD Inspire Excellence Award is the highest honor given in CCUSD®. The award recognizes teachers, administrators, support staff, and community members for their outstanding contributions to students. All honorees are selected through a nomination process and presented with their awards during the Inspire Excellence Celebration held at the end of the school year.

    Carefree Care Excellence Awards -  The Town of Carefree is proud to recognize one outstanding CCUSD® staff member from each school or department each quarter of the school year. This person will be recognized at the Carefree Town Council meeting and presented a "Carefree Cares" pin. CCUSD will also recognize the winners at a corresponding quarterly Governing Board meeting honoring their contributions to CCUSD and our community.   Read more ►

    Years of Service (Anniversary Recognition) - CCUSD® Employees giving 3, 5,10,15, 20, 25, and 30 years of service are honored during a Governing Board reception held in the spring. Each employee is given a certificate and a Years of Service pin. For questions on recognition programs please call 480-575-2000.