2015 Distinguished Service Awards
Brian Worthington wins classified Employee of the Year Award
Posted on 05/07/2015
Brian Worthington
Records of student grades and other records are not thought about a great deal until something goes wrong and that information is not available. Making sure nothing goes wrong and that parents have access to student grades online is the job of Brian Worthington, PowerSchool student data system administrator, and the Floyd County Schools Employee of the Year for classified employees.  Worthington was named the winner at the Tuesday, May 5 meeting of the Floyd County Board of Education.

Worthington is in charge of working with school records clerks and the PowerSchool student data software that stores all student records.  The system also gives parents and students access to their grades online.  The nomination submitted for the award praised Worthington for his "extraordinary amount of patience" as he helps with technology and PowerSchool questions.  The nomination, undoubtedly submitted by a school records clerk, describes Worthington as "an approachable expert in his field" who has a calm manner that is extremely valuable those not as technologically skilled. 

Worthington has been an employee of Floyd County for 14 years and has spent the last two years in charge of the PowerSchool data program.       

Two educators in Floyd County Schools are selected each year as a Distinguished Service Employee of the Year.  One is selected from classified employees and one is selected from certified employees.  Gina Braden, media specialist shared between Coosa High and Model High, was selected as the certified winner for 2015.  The winners received a special framed certificate and a $250 gift card from the community business sponsor of the award.  

The Distinguished Service Award has been given by Floyd County Schools since 1994.  Distinguished Service Employees of the Year are selected from monthly winners during the school year.  Each month, two winners are announced at Floyd County Board of Education meetings.  The employees are nominated for the award by staff, students, or parents.  The monthly winners are finalists for Employee of the Year.