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Over the spring and summer, Cooperating School Districts staff have received accolades from area and regional groups! Congratulations to our deserving staff for your recent recognitions.

Telly Award
The Telly Awards honor the very best local, regional, and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions, and work created for the web. CSD’s Communications Department submitted a video entitled “Being Smart in Today’s Schools,” and received the Bronze Telly Award in the “2011 Film/Video” category. This video gave administrators, teachers and all school employees advice on safely and smartly interacting with students using social media, texting, email, cell phones, etc. CSD distributed the video to all member school districts so that they could share it with their employees.

Missouri Distance Learning Association’s Excellence Awards
Congratulations to the Virtual Learning Center’s Stephanie Madlinger for receiving the Missouri Distance Learning Association’s Excellence Award (K-12 Educator). The Missouri Distance Learning Association is a non-profit association formed to promote the development and application of distance learning to education and training. The award is given to instructors who use educational technology effectively and provide challenging, engaging and innovative educational opportunities via distance learning. Stephanie was honored at the annual MoDLA conference in July, where she also presented.

St. Louis Business Journal: CFO Awards
CSD’s Deputy Executive Director/CFO Stephen Keyser was a 2011 finalist as a small nonprofit CFO of the year! The awards are given to financial professionals in the St. Louis region from the St. Louis Business Journal for outstanding performance in their roles as corporate financial stewards.

Gateway Acura Dealers “Gateway to the Best” Program
Gateway Acura Dealers chose four organizations to support over the course of a year; CSD is included in this group. Four times during the year CSD recognizes one employee who is the “Gateway to the Best,” and that employee is profiled in commercials that appear on local TV (paid for by the Gateway Acura Dealers). Each time an employee is profiled by Gateway Acura Dealers, a check for $500 goes to a CSD member school of the employee’s choice.  CSD requests the school use that $500 as a scholarship for a deserving student.

  • Janice Putman was the first honoree and she sent the scholarship check to Roosevelt High School in St. Louis Public Schools
  • Elise Reineck was the second honoree and she chose Rockwood Summit High School in the Rockwood School District
  • Sandy Happold was the third honoree and she Oakville High School in the Mehlville School District
  • Donna Collins will be the fourth honoree and she has not had to choose the high school

And lastly, congratulations to Kelly Hackworth in our Business Services Division. Kelly received the “CSD Award” last week for her service and dedication to CSD and our member districts!