Foundation celebrates employees’ years of service

The Haywood County Schools Foundation recently recognized employees celebrating 5, 10, 15, and 20 years of service to Haywood County Schools with a $100 gift card.

“I’m so happy that the Foundation is able to show our appreciation for the employees who play such a huge role in the success of our students,” Haywood County Schools Foundation Executive Director Jenny Wood Valliere said. “Their commitment to the students of Haywood County Schools is why we continue to be one of the top performing districts in the state.”

This year, Wood Valliere surprised 141 employees with gift cards.

Employee recognition and retention is one of the main focuses of the Haywood County Schools Foundation.

Each December, the Foundation recognizes employees who have reached certain career milestones with no break in service with gift cards. The money for the gift cards is raised by employees. At the beginning of the school year, employees have the option to donate to the Foundation through an annual pledge.

Employees reaching years-of-service milestones will also be honored at an end-of-year reception in June.