Award Info & Nomination Link
The JCPS Difference Maker Award is presented to district staff members and community partners who've gone above and beyond to serve our students, staff members and schools. Difference Makers are individuals, teams or groups who have made (or are making) a difference in our district. Nominate a Difference Maker here!
JCPS will thank all Difference Makers nominated, and some, like those pictured below, will be recognized monthly at the JCPS Board of Education meeting. We love to spotlight Difference Makers that are tied to each of our three organizational pillars: Learning, Partnerships and Stewardship.
NOVEMBER 2017 DIFFERENCE MAKERS
NCC Instructors Kenny Thomas (Welding) and Matthew Yeager (Mechatronics)
Nichols Career Center instructors Kenny Thomas (far left) and Matthew Yeager (far right, with NCC Director Sharon Longan and Superintendent Larry Linthacum) have developed a great new partnership between their programs and students to learn how to use the Welding program’s new plasma cutter tool.
Jim Marshall, former JCHS coach
Former JCHS Coach Jim Marshall is impacting students throughout mid-Missouri with his very personal, heartfelt story about substance abuse and how families, schools and communities must work together on prevention efforts. He shared a bit of his important message with board members at the November meeting.
The Boys & Girls Club of Jefferson City and Callaway Hills Elementary
The Boys & Girls Club of Jefferson City and Callaway Hills Elementary have applied for and received an incredible grant to provide an after-school program for Callaway Hills’ students. We’re so excited about this new Partnership! Pictured here are Boys and Girls Club representatives, including Executive Director Stephanie Johnson (far left), along with Callaway Hills Prinicpal Todd Shalz (back left) and Superintendent Larry Linthacum (back right).