Light of Parkway Awards
The Parkway Alumni Association Light of Parkway Award was created to recognize Parkway operations staff members who have helped to create a positive and caring environment for the people they serve in Parkway.
The award honors the memory of Sandy Finch, a former Parkway bus driver known for her exceptionally upbeat attitude and helpful interactions with staff members, students and parents.
The awards are supported by the Sandy Finch Light of Parkway Fund.
About the Award
Each year, up to five operations staff members will be selected to receive the award. Nominees will be evaluated on how well they have demonstrated Sandy Finch’s principles for living. Those principles are:
- Show respect to others
- Show joy in your job
- Laugh with each other
- Smile more
- “Be the miracle for someone else each day”
Winners receive a plaque and $500 from the Parkway Alumni Association during Appreciation Evening each spring.
Submitting a Nomination
Nominations must be received by the Parkway Alumni Association by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14. Paper nomination forms can be mailed to the Parkway Alumni Association at 455 N. Woods Mill Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017 (Administrative Center). Online or printable forms can be accessed using the links below:
Must be employed (including Special School District and VST Bus Drivers) to work full-time or part-time on a regular basis to serve Parkway School District students;
- Must have been employed on or prior to July 1, 2019; and
- Must have demonstrated Sandy Finch’s five principles for living (as stated above), as well as outstanding commitment and service to Parkway.
These individuals are not eligible to receive the Light of Parkway Award:
- Certified teachers, librarians and counselors;
- Administrators and supervisors;
- Parents, community members and volunteers.