Countdown to the Holidays Competitions

April 22, 2021
IES Values Leaders Program March Winners

We were fortunate enough to receive 45 nomination forms for the IES Values Leader Program last month. The following employees were voted as the March 2021 Values Leaders:

  • Jessica Darwin (Hope Academy of West Michigan)
  • Diane Voitek (Lighthouse Academy South Campus)

Team members can share a nomination form to nominate a team member for the May 2021 Values Leader contest.

April 14, 2021
Pies and Praise

As West Michigan residents gradually resume “normal” life, we have also resumed our "Pies and Praise” tradition this school year at some of our locations. "Pies and Praise” is just one of the fun ways we recognize our team and show them our appreciation for their hard work. Throughout the year, we schedule a date at each campus to celebrate our team members for a few minutes after school with delicious pies and personal words of appreciation.

March 22, 2021
IES Values Leaders Program February Winner

IES rolled out Values Leaders Program in February 2021. This program will allow peer to peer recognition for those individuals who exemplify the IES values.  Team members can share a nomination form for anyone that they catch living into our values. Learn more here.

February 12, 2021
Valentine's Day

To show appreciation for staff this Valentine's Day, IES brought cookies and cards to each campus to make the weekend a little sweeter and to share some love!

December 18, 2020
Countdown to the Holidays

As with everything in 2020, the holidays feel a little different amid a global pandemic. At IES, we consider this time of year a great opportunity to give thanks to team members for their resilience in 2020, to provide a sense of hope in the midst of uncertainty and to bring all staff together.