Recognition Program Overview

  • CCUSD believes that staff recognition is an integral part of living our mission to INSPIRE EXCELLENCE. Our beliefs clearly state that "All students can learn and inspired teaching makes the difference and dedicated staff members make a significant contribution to student learning." By recognizing employees for their efforts, we are contributing to our Excelling District.

    A few of the recognition programs that are offered in CCUSD are as follows:

    OneTeam Awards - each month, eight employees are presented with the OneTeam of the Month Award. These award-winning employees are treated to breakfast with Superintendent Dr. Cort Monroe, receive a special tribute plaque and ribbon and information is posted on our website and social media outlets. We are grateful to our sponsors CCUEF, Summit Diner, Noah Kendrick of Raymond James/Kendrick Wealth Management Group ( and Blue Ribbon Awards of Phoenix for their support of the program. To nominate an employee, please complete an online nomination.   

    Carefree Care Excellence Awards -  The Town of Carefree is proud to recognize one outstanding CCUSD® staff member from each school or department twice per school year. This person will be recognized at the Carefree Town Council meeting and presented a "Carefree Cares" pin. CCUSD will also recognize the winners at a corresponding quarterly Governing Board meeting honoring their contributions to CCUSD and our community.   Read more ►

    Inspire Excellence End of Year Awards - The CCUSD Inspire Excellence Award is the highest honor given in CCUSD®. The award recognizes teachers, administrators, support staff, and community members for their outstanding contributions to students. All honorees are selected through a nomination process and presented with their awards during the Inspire Excellence Celebration held at the end of the school year.

    Years of Service (Anniversary Recognition) - CCUSD® Employees giving 3, 5,10,15, 20, 25, and 30 years of service are honored during a Governing Board reception held in the spring. Each employee is given a certificate and a Years of Service pin. 

    Excellence Awards - Superintendent Dr. Cort Monroe and the Governing Board recognize staff members, students and community members from each school/department at a Governing Board throughout the school year.  Honorees are selected based on their contributions to each school site and department that represents how they help to achieve the district mission to Inspire Excellence.  Each honoree will receive recognition at a board meeting.