The Leopard High Five program is a way to salute any Gainesville ISD employee who goes above and beyond for our students, staff, and community. Whether you are a parent impressed with a specific interaction with your child, or you are a coworker who thinks the campus secretary doesn't hear often enough about the great job she is doing - you can send a Leopard High Five! Nominations can be made by any staff member, parent, or community member, and any GISD employee is eligible to be nominated for a High Five.
All nominations should include a specific example of how this staff member has gone above and beyond for a student, a peer, or the community and must align with one or more of our GISD core beliefs: Equity, Excellence, Diversity, Innovation, Partnership, Safe and Comfortable Environment.
GISD Core Beliefs
We believe access to a world class education in Gainesville is a right for all not a privilege for a few. We will never allow race, economic status or our own systems to be barriers to the education all students deserve.
We believe in challenging ourselves and the bar we have created for academic, social, and emotional success in
Gainesville. We will always raise the bar by believing that excellence is in our reach but not quite in our hands.
We believe that a diverse student and staff population enriches the learning environment. We value the unique identity of every adult and student in GISD and will actively seek diversity in all that we do.
We believe we are preparing students for a future we cannot predict. We must empower students with the
tools, leadership, and facilities to drive innovation in thought and action.
We believe strong partnerships are critical to achieving our vision. Partnerships provide innovative ideas and
expertise that benefit our staff, students, families, and community.
SAFE AND COMFORTABLE ENVIRONMENT
We are committed to creating a learning environment that is safe, secure and comfortable, both physically
and emotionally for all students.