The Chain and Catalyst Awards were created by Superintendent Janet Barry, and recipients were honored during her tenure from 1999 to 2007
Recipients were honored for continuing performance that exceeded standards, inspired others and advanced the District's mission. In these colleagues we found superb professional models, saw the deeper meaning of our work and experienced our mission in action. All were non-administrators nominated by co-workers and selected by former Superintendent Janet Barry.
Recipients were honored especially for leadership. As District employees we were not only moved to better performance, but we understood more, worked in new ways, and achieved truly different results because these colleagues worked among us and influenced what we did. They were administrators and/or non-administrators nominated by co-workers and selected by former Superintendent Janet Barry.