Extraordinary employees 

The CPS Gotcha! Going Above & Beyond award recognizes employees that go above and beyond their normal job responsibilities to ensure our students’ success each and every day. 


Our recognition program allows colleagues to nominate each other. Anytime a CPS employee observes a colleague at his or her school going the extra mile, they can nominate him or her by submitting a recognition form to the principal. The school staff and/or principal selects the employees to be recognized each month based on the nomination forms received. 


Schools with 0-100 employees may recognize up to 5 people per month. Schools with more than 100 employees may recognize up to 10 people per month. In addition to being highlighted on www.cps.edu, awardees are also presented with a special certificate each month.


 Meet February’s Gotcha! Winners


For questions, contact Human Resources at (773) 553-5891. Learn more about our CPS honors program.

Tell us what you think

Know a teacher who should be recognized but didn’t make this year’s list? We can still highlight him or her online. Just share your story with us. Please include the teacher’s name and school.  


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Contact information
Chicago Public Schools
125 South Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60603
Phone: (773) 553-1000
Fax: (773) 553-6620