七位老师获AGWCS教师奖 7 Teachers Received AGWCS Teachers' Service Award (August 26, 2012)

The School Board is pleased to announce that 7 teachers have received the AGWCS Teachers' Service Award. This is the first time in the AGWCS history that the School Board gave awards to the qualified teachers for their long-term dedication and services to the school. The Teachers’ Service Award is intended to appreciate and encourage long-term commitment to the school by the teachers. Experienced and dedicated teachers bring quality education to our students. This year's award recepients are the follows (alphabetically ordered):

Bo Beland (宋勃), Lei Chen (陈雷), Xiaoyun Liu (刘晓云), Zhiming Si (司志明), Yuehong Song (宋月红), Daxin Zhang (张大欣), and Zhiwen Zhang (张志文).

Congratulations to these teachers !

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Guidelines for AGWCS Teachers’ Service Award

(1) The Teachers’ Service Award is intended to appreciate and encourage long-term commitment to the school by the teachers. In general, the award will be given to qualified teachers at the beginning of each school year.

(2) Qualifications for the award: An individual who has served as a teacher for 5 consecutive years and will continue the service in the coming school year; The teacher's performance is satisfactory and conduct complying with the school's policy. A teacher can receive the award again if he or she teaches at the school for another 5 consecutive years.

(3) Exceptions for the “5-consecutive-year service” term: (a) service on the school board will be considered the same as service as a teacher; (b) If a teacher takes a leave of absence due to maternity or other legitimate reasons, and return to teaching in the next school year, the previous years of service can be accumulated toward the 5 year requirement. The School Board has the sole authority to determine whether or not a leave of absence is “legitimate”.

(4) The award amount: $100. The School Board has the authority to change the amount of award or requirements for the award based on the school’s fiscal conditions or other considerations. The School Board has the authority to change it to non-cash award or suspend the award if necessary.