According to the Catoosa schools website, the purpose of the Shining Star program is to “recognize employees who provide exemplary performance in their duties to support the school system’s strategic goals and who “go the extra mile” for students and colleagues.”
“We have excellent employees serving our children in Catoosa County Schools,” superintendent of schools Denia Reese said. “I think it is important that we recognize their efforts and express our appreciation for their commitment to our students and our schools.”
In September, nominations were submitted and judged by an outside committee for the title. Walters was chosen based on her job performance, personal impact with students and positive relationships with students and peers.
“The children love ‘Ms. Vickie’,” Sandy Boyles, Battlefield Primary principal said. “I appreciate her interest in the school outside the cafeteria. She goes above and beyond her duties by purchasing supplies for classrooms and helping the Parent Teacher Organization during the Fall Festival.”
Reese said she is “honored” to recognize a child nutrition employee as a Shining Star.
“These individuals are so important in our students’ education,” Reese said. “They nurture our students with hot meals, warm smiles and kind words.”