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Shooting Star Nominations

Each month Aspire recognizes an outstanding employee that has been nominated for going above and beyond the basics of their job. 

The recognition doesn't stop there; the monthly winners are voted upon yearly to select our Simply the Best winner.  These winners are then submitted to the SD recognition award system, which if selected are then honored nationally.  In 2016, 2018 and again 2019 an Aspire employee was selected as the South Dakota Direct Support Professional of the Year and presented with that award at the national ANCOR conference. 

Consider the following criteria when nominating someone:

  • Professional expertise

  • Performance above and beyond what would normally be expected from an Aspire staff person

  • Outstanding performance under difficult circumstances

  • Tenure with Aspire

  • Rapport with the people we support, families/guardians and Aspire team members

  • Attitude

  • Motivation

  • CONSISTENCY of Performance

  • Initiative to improve his/her professional ABILITY by in-service, education, workshops, etc.

If you would like to nominate someone please fill out the form below and hit submit.  

Name of Employee *
Name of Employee
Select the location where the employee works
Please explain why you are nominating this person.
Nomination Category *
Please check the boxes of the category(s) you feel this nomination falls under.
Can we contact you regarding your nomination?
Sam G. 2019 SD DSP of the Year

Sam G. 2019 SD DSP of the Year

Kristen J. 2018 SD DSP of the Year

Kristen J. 2018 SD DSP of the Year

Carly E. 2016 SD DSP of the Year

Carly E. 2016 SD DSP of the Year