Branson Schools Announces Pirate Proud Initiative

Branson Schools Announces Pirate Proud Initiative
Posted on 10/05/2022
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Branson Public Schools will recognize exceptional certified and classified employees throughout the 2022-23 school year. The district currently participates in the Teacher Proud Tuesday campaign through the Greater Ozarks Cooperating School Districts (GOCSD) on the second Tuesday of every month, highlighting members of the teaching staff. New for this school year is the Pirate Proud honor, recognizing excellence among classified staff members such as bus drivers, school nurses, paraprofessionals, administrative assistants, custodians, IT professionals and nutrition services staff.

Branson School District recognized John Estes, custodian at Cedar Ridge Intermediate, as the first Pirate Proud recipient. Estes has served as a custodian in various buildings throughout the district over the span of 20 years. He was nominated by fellow staff members, complimenting him on his calm, easy-going demeanor and the amazing work he does: "John takes incredible pride in his work and pays attention to every detail. He is also great with the students and staff. His soft voice and caring ways make him an incredible asset to our District." Estes was honored by Superintendent, Dr. Brad Swofford, during a surprise school-wide assembly.

The district will accept internal nominations from employees and students, as well as external nominations from the community. For more information on how to nominate an outstanding teacher or staff member, please visit the Branson School District website. Branson Public Schools looks forward to celebrating excellence among employees through these initiatives.