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A+ Award Recipient at the Crouse Education Center

Reported by on 2/20/19

The Indian Prairie Educational Foundation and District 204 honored Jeannie Dina, Indian Prairie’s Registration and Residency Administrative Assistant, with the A+ Award.

You can watch the A+ Award team’s surprise visit to recognize Jeannie for “Making a Difference” at A+ Award video.

Jeannie received three nominations from District 204 families. As part of her job, Jeannie connects families facing challenges, including homelessness, with community support. One of the nominators, parent Katrina Washington, described Jeannie as compassionate and supportive. “I can honestly say that she has a special gift to help others and to love them back to the fullness of life,” Washington said.

Jeannie has worked in District 204 since 2003, and has been in her current role since 2014. Assistant Superintendent Laura Johnston shared that Jeannie “touches the hearts of so many as they are struggling.”

Her coworkers echoed the sentiment and said Jeannie has a special gift for always thinking of others and supporting families in need. Upon receiving the award, Jeannie humbly said, “I want to bring kindness. I want to give them some peace that they can move forward.”

Wells Fargo Advisors is partnering with IPEF and District 204 to help recognize one staff member each month for making a difference for students. To celebrate these outstanding staff members, Wells Fargo Advisors is donating $500 for the staff member to use in supporting programs and students in the district.

You can nominate a staff member at A+ Award.

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