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Broken Arrow Public Schools honors 2018-19 Beyond & Above award finalists

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Devra Kennedy, Joe Nelson, Jim Leonard, Stacey Cazares and Shirley Walls

Every year, the district recognizes five support employees who continually go the extra mile in support of the district’s goals and objectives.

Known as the Beyond and Above award, this year’s staff recognition program honors Education Service Center Secretary Stacey Cazares, High School Secretary Devra Kennedy, Vandever Elementary Custodian Jim Leonard, Aspen Creek Early Childhood Center Custodian Joe Nelson and Bus Driver Shirley Walls.

These five finalists were nominated by their colleagues, administrators and supervisors. A five-member committee consisting of site and district administrators conducted a review of all candidate nominations.

“Each of these employees plays an integral part in the success of our district,” Superintendent Dr. Janet Dunlop said. “They ensure students are learning in a safe and supportive environment and are truly the backbone of Broken Arrow Public Schools.”

One of the five will be named as the Support Employee of the Year at the annual Star Awards Gala on April 18 at Stoney Creek Hotel and Convention Center.