Best of the Nest Award

Dear CHMS Families,
As you may recall, our amazing PTO sponsors our staff appreciation award, the “Best of the Nest” with a premium parking spot for the winner! Staff members nominate each other based on:

  • Who has inspired you?
  • Who is making you a better staff member?
  • Who is making your day more enjoyable?
  • Who is doing great things for kids?
  • Who is consistently in your corner?
  • Who is implementing innovative strategies in the building?

This award continues to demonstrate the encouraging, kind, and giving staff we have here at CHMS. The incredible words that are written toward each other in response to the thoughtful actions taken are inspirational.

This month, Mrs. Elaine Bennington (Music/Performing Arts/Choir) is our lucky winner! Comments shared include:

Wow – Elaine demonstrated immense courage and commitment in returning to school after facing some real challenges this year. I am inspired!

Elaine…You are one awesome teacher! Even through your unexpected journey, you kept your students close to your heart. We are so very glad to have you back!

Personally, I cannot agree more. Elaine, you have been such an amazing addition to our CHMS family this year, and I know we all have nothing but positive thoughts heading your way. Congratulations again to Mrs. Bennington and all of our nominated staff members.

Dr. Levi Brown
Principal, Clarendon Hills Middle School