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Elevate Staff Recognition Program

Do you know someone in District 47 who’s going above and beyond for their students, school or the district?  


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District 47's Elevate program recognizes District 47 employees who uphold and exemplify the district’s mission, vision and core values (see below) and who are making a difference in the lives of students, schools and the community. 

Any District 47 staff member is eligible for recognition and anyone (students, staff, parents and community members) can submit a nomination. Nominations are reviewed by the Elevate staff recognition committee, comprised of educators and staff across the district. Nominees and winners are announced three times a year - November, February and April. Nominations for the November 2022 recognition are now open. The deadline to submit a nomination for the November recognition is Friday, October 14, 2022.

Sponsorships: Starting with the 2022-23 school year, the district is looking for local businesses to sponsor the Elevate program. For more information about sponsorship, please email


Our Mission, Vision and Core Values



Empowering All Students: Learners Today - Leaders Tomorrow


Learners are empowered when they:

  • Demonstrate academic growth by being independent and strategic learners.
  • Apply the life skills of collaboration, communication, citizenship, character, critical thinking, and creativity in real-world situations.

Core Values

  • Collaborative and respectful relationships
  • Equitable and timely resources
  • Engaged and innovative instruction
  • Growth and continuous improvement
  • Recognizing and accepting individual differences
  • Responsible and accountable stakeholders
  • Safe and secure environment
  • Social, emotional and physical well-being