Campbellsville Elementary School teacher Jessica Dillon received the Change Award at the Campbellsville Board of Education meeting on Monday, Jan. 13.
Superintendent Kirby Smith honors three Change Award winners each month, including a certified and classified employee and a community member.
Dillon received the certified Change Award.
The awards are given based upon six elements, which spell the word Eagles. They include Encouraging and exhibiting Attitudes of Greatness, while Leading with high Expectations to Success.
CES Principal Elisha Rhodes nominated Dillon for the honor.
On her nomination form, Rhodes wrote that Dillon began working at CES this school year as a first-grade teacher.
“And it didn’t take long to see that she is everything the Change Award embodies,” Rhodes wrote.
Dillon works daily to push her students beyond their dreams and to give them everything she has to ensure their success, Rhodes wrote.
“Recently, a new student moved into Mrs. Dillon’s class who came from a school where his behavior impeded others and often resulted in tables flipped and chairs thrown.
“However, Mrs. Dillon has been determined to build a relationship with this student and teach him appropriate behaviors. Through her love, dedication and consistency, she has taught him what a successful day of school looks like.”
Rhodes wrote that Dillon’s success with this student is just one of the reasons CES is blessed to have her as part of the Eagle family.
Dillon said she didn’t want to be a teacher when first attending college, but the Lord put the profession on her heart.
She said she is humbled and honored to receive the award, which could be given to any of the teachers at CES.
Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith honors Campbellsville Elementary School teacher Jessica Dillon with the certified Change Award.