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Our Leadership Lamp Winners: Shining Brightly for Our Kids and Our Community

Sep. 3, 2020
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Dear Team DPS,

The Leadership Lamp Award is DPS’ most coveted honor, given to only a select few each year who are leading the way and embodying the Shared Core Values in everything they do. These honorees are the best of the best – role models who we can all look up to and learn from. Over the past few months, we had the opportunity to celebrate our most recent DPS Leadership Lamp honorees. While our original plan was to honor them in March, it was moving to see teams get creative and come together to plan personal, heartfelt (and safe) surprises for our winners in the midst of our current health crisis.

Please join me in congratulating our most recent Leadership Lamp honorees – Dulce Leticia Aranda, Jodie Carrigan, Janet Damon and Miranda Odom. Watch a recap of these celebrations here, and see their individual celebrations below.

Warm regards,

Nominations for Night of Honor Awards Now Open

It’s never been more important to recognize those who’ve gone above and beyond during the 2019-20 school year. Do you know someone on Team DPS who embodies the Shared Core Values every day? How about a successful and effective team? Recognize these Team DPS members by nominating them for a Night of Honor award:

  • Leadership Lamp Award: Our most distinguished award honoring our Shared Core Values champions (four awards total).
  • Excellence in Team Award: High-performing teams making a difference (teams of 3-12; four awards total).
  • Living Our DPS: Honoring the actions of individuals living one of our Shared Core Values (up to 50 awards total).

If you have any questions, please email