TROY, MI--Sep 10, 2007 -- Kelly Educational Staffing, a service line of staffing leader Kelly Services, announced that Madeleine Oliver will be honored as Substitute Teacher of the Year during the Pearl Public School District board meeting this evening at 5:30 p.m. The board meeting is held at the school district's central office located at 3375 Highway 80 East in Pearl.
The award will be presented to Mrs. Oliver by Dr. John G. Ladner, superintendent of schools, along with Scott Smith, vice president for Kelly Educational Staffing, Larry Lee, district manager, and Beverly Tolbert-Johnston, senior supervisor for Kelly Educational Staffing in Jackson, Miss. Mrs. Oliver is being recognized for her outstanding performance and exemplary service as a substitute teacher in the Pearl Public School District during the 2006-2007 school year.
"Mrs. Oliver has certainly been an asset to our teaching staff this past year, and we, too, recognize her value as an employee of Kelly Services," said Dr. Ladner. "We are very excited about her national recognition."
A resident of Jackson, Miss., Mrs. Oliver holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a minor in education from Millsaps College in Mississippi, and was a former teacher at Yazoo City High School and Woodland Hills Baptist Academy in Jackson.
After completing 25 years of employment with a major insurance company, Mrs. Oliver decided to return to the teaching profession and began substitute teaching for Kelly Educational Staffing in 2003. Additionally, John Oliver, Madeleine's spouse, is a former Kelly Educational Staffing substitute teacher and also teaches in the Pearl Public School District.
"As a substitute teacher, it is very satisfying to contribute to the educational process of students and share in their accomplishments," said Mrs. Oliver. "I enjoy the opportunity to teach a variety of grade levels and the challenges of each classroom."
In honor of Mrs. Oliver's achievement as Substitute Teacher of the Year, Kelly Educational Staffing will present her with a certificate of recognition and she will receive $500 worth of award points redeemable for merchandise and/or gift certificates.
"Kelly is proud to recognize Mrs. Oliver with this national award," said Scott Smith, vice president for Kelly Educational Staffing. "Mrs. Oliver has demonstrated not only an exemplary commitment to providing a productive learning environment for students, but also has a sincere interest in their continued academic success."
"Kelly Services has been a great partner for the Pearl Public School District because we are able to focus more on student learning and achievement," Dr. Ladner added. "Kelly provides us with attention to teacher absentee needs in a very timely manner and we commend Kelly for their emphasis on quality employees and their commitment to excellence in staffing in the classrooms."
The Kelly Educational Staffing Substitute Teacher of the Year award recognizes Kelly substitute teachers for their outstanding performance and service in the classroom throughout the school year. The award is based on performance feedback from permanent teachers and school administrators that Kelly substitute teachers receive on regular basis.
Since 1997, Kelly Educational Staffing has provided qualified and prepared substitutes to nearly 3 million classrooms in more than 2,900 public and private schools in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and the United Kingdom. Kelly Educational Staffing currently provides more than 18,000 substitute teachers to our school partners. For additional information on Kelly Educational Staffing visit www.kellyeducationalstaffing.us.
About Kelly Services
Kelly Services, Inc. (NasdaqGS:KELYA - News) is a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Troy, Mich. offering staffing solutions that include temporary staffing services, outsourcing, vendor on-site and full-time placement. Kelly operates in 33 countries and territories. Kelly provides employment to more than 750,000 employees annually, with skills including office services, accounting, engineering, information technology, law, science, marketing, creative services, light industrial, education, and health care. Revenue in 2006 was $5.5 billion. For more information, visit www.kellyservices.com.
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