Shining Star Award

The Geary County Schools USD 475 Board of Education presents the Shining Star Award to select Geary County Schools USD 475 staff members who provide exceptional service to or credit upon the school district.

We are looking for nominees who have been employed for at least two years by the district and demonstrate excellence in their job performance. Students, parents, staff members, volunteers, and community members are encouraged to make nominations.

The board presents the Shining Star Award to selected Geary County Schools USD 475 staff members. Recipients are determined based on the following criteria:

  • How did the staff member offer outstanding service to the school district, its employees, parents, or students that far exceeds job duties and responsibilities?
  • How did the staff member strive for outstanding achievement, personal and/or professional, that contribute to the betterment of their profession?
  • How did the staff member’s outstanding service to the community, outside of their duties, reflect credit upon the school district?
  • How did this staff member’s actions impact your overall perception of Geary County Schools USD 475?

Award winners will be recognized at the November and April Board of Education meetings.

Nominations for the April recipients must be submitted by February 1, 2022. The selections will be made from those nominations received prior to the month of presentation. Notification is given only to the award recipients, not all nominees.

For more information, please contact Lindley Lund at