Staff Resources and Forms 2017-06-22T15:01:43+00:00

Professional Development

Elkhart Community Schools is committed to the development and retention of highly effective staff.  The number one way to accomplish this is to provide staff with a wide variety of professional development opportunities which meet their needs. We’re excited to launch an expansion of our successful professional development program: Professional Development.

2017 Teachers of the Year

Elkhart Community Schools is proud to be home to so many amazing teachers. We recognize that the success of our students is built upon the hard work and dedication of our teachers, who ignite a passion for learning and inspire our students to learn every day. In this recognition, each of Elkhart Community Schools’ 21 locations nominates a building Teacher of the Year, whose hard work and success is celebrated throughout the year within the building. A committee of teachers, administrators, school board members, and community members then select one Elementary Teacher of the Year and one Secondary Teacher of the Year.

Carla Darr
Carla Darr
Mary Beck Elementary
Elementary Teacher of the Year
Kristin Baker
Kristin Baker
Elkhart Central High School
Secondary Teacher of the Year

Read more about Carla and Kristin, and see all of our building Teachers of the Year here:
2017 Teachers of the Year

2017 Employees of the Year

Elkhart Community Schools recognizes that the success of our students depends on hundreds of supportive staff members, from paraprofessionals to technical support. It is in this recognition that we ask our employees to nominate coworkers who have gone above and beyond to help each other and students, toward our goal of providing the highest level of education. We proudly present this year’s Distinguished Support Staff of the Year.

Sandra_Zajac_ESC
Sandra Zajac
Distinguished Support (District)
Staff of the Year Award

Teresa_McClain_Daly
Teresa McLain
Distinguished Support (Elementary)
Staff of the Year Award
Christine_Otto_West_Side
Christine Otto
Distinguished Support (Secondary)
Staff of the Year Award

Read more about Sandra, Teresa. and Christine, and see all of our nominated staff members here:
2017 Employees of the Year