With regret, the Oakland County Support Person of the Year Award has been suspended for 2021.

The Betty Campion Distinguished Support Service Award was established in 1990 to recognize the many contributions support persons make to the learning community in Oakland County. The award is named in honor of former Oakland Schools Board member Betty Campion. Mrs. Campion served on the Oakland Schools Board of Education from 1978 to 1992. Prior to serving on the Oakland Schools Board, Mrs. Campion served 10 years on the Board of Education for the Walled Lake Consolidated School District and 21 years as a PTA member.

Nominees of the Betty Campion Award are members of a local school district’s support staff (transportation, maintenance, custodial, clerical, food service, or classroom support and paraeducators) who go above and beyond the call of duty in creating a supportive learning environment. They are active not only in their schools, but in the community as well. Nominees must have at least five years of service in his/her current position. There is a limit of one nomination per district.

OSEF is now accepting Nominations for 2020

Nominations are due Friday, March 6, 2020

Nominations will be done through Google forms. This year. You can access the form below. You will need to complete the nomination, including attachments, in one session. A sample nomination form has been included so that you can prepare the necessary information.

Nomination form

Sample nomination form

Nomination Process:

Eligibility
The nominee should be:
1. An exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable and skilled employee who serves in a support staff capacity
2. Someone who goes above and beyond the call of duty
3. Supportive of the learning environment
4. Someone who plays an active and useful role in the community
5. Employed in one of the following work classifications: Transportation, maintenance, custodial, office personnel, food
services, or professional support to teachers (including para-educators).
6. Someone with a minimum of five years of experience in his/her current or related position.

Nominations may be completed by school administrators, supervisors or teachers.  The nomination should include:
1. Completed application.
2. A current résumé, including work history, professional development activities, schools attended (with years attended),
awards and other recognition received, membership in organizations.
3. A maximum of three letters of support from teachers, students, former students, or colleagues.

Selection Process
A selection committee, made up of representatives of the Oakland Schools Education Foundation and Oakland Schools, will review the nomination packets and select the one support staff from each quadrant of Oakland County to receive recognition as an Oakland County Support Person of the Year Award winner.

Notification
The Oakland Schools Education Foundation will notify the nominees and their districts in early May 2020. The winners will be invited to attend an upcoming local board of education meeting during which they will be presented with the award. They will be encouraged to bring family members to attend the presentation.

Recognition
The winners will be recognized by a representative from the Oakland Schools Education Foundation and Oakland Schools at their local board of education meeting in May or June. The winners will receive a $500 cash award and a framed certificate of recognition, presented to them at their local board of education meeting. All nominees will receive a certificate of recognition.

Timeline: 

Month Item
December Program information will be emailed to the Oakland County Superintendents Association and their executive administrative assistants. Forms will also be sent to the Oakland County School Public Relations Association.
March Completed nominations must be submitted online.
April Judging is completed.
May Press release and announcement of the winners; congratulatory letters will be sent to all nominees with certificate of recognition and an invitation to attend their local board of education meeting will go to the winners.
May/June Presentation of four (4) $500 awards and framed certificates of recognition will be made at the winners’ board of education meetings. Dates and times TBD.