Distinguished Service Awards

Applications for the 2024 award are now open

Do you know a District 58 employee who goes above and beyond? Please consider nominating that individual for a Distinguished Service Award! The Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58 annually hosts the free Distinguished Service Awards program to recognize the remarkable contributions of District 58 employees. 

View DSA Frequently Asked Questions

View the 2024 DSA Nomination Form

Any District 58 staff member, parent/guardian or student may nominate a District 58 employee for a Distinguished Service Award. The nominee should be an individual who:

  • Consistently performs above and beyond the scope of job duties
  • Positively affects children in a significant manner
  • Has a sustained dedication to the education of children
  • Cares about the child as a whole person
  • Has earned the respect of his/her peers and superiors
  • Serves as a good role model to other district employees

Nominees must work at least 20 hours per week. They must have worked at least one full school year at District 58.

The Education Foundation are now accepting nominations through Friday, March 29. To nominate an employee, please review the Frequently Asked Questions and complete the Nomination Form. Please share or email completed nomination forms to District58DSA@gmail.com or mail them to:

DSA Chair Mia Churma 
c/o District 58 Office
2300 Warrenville Road, Suite 200NE
Downers Grove, IL 60515

If you choose to mail your application, please send it early to ensure its timely arrival. Late nominations will not be considered.

Learn more information about the Education Foundation at www.58foundation.org

The Education Foundation will surprise the two 2023-24 DSA winners at school on Wednesday, May 15. After school on Wednesday, May 15, the Foundation will hold the 2023-24 Distinguished Service Award Ceremony at O’Neill Middle School. 

Watch a short video about the 2023 honorees.

2023 DSA Winner

The 2023 DSA winners were Joan Gard (O'Neill) and Lauren Wilson (Henry Puffer).

Pictured left to right are Mia Churma, DSA Chair, Joan Gard and Lauren Wilson, 2023 DSA winners, and Superintendent Dr. Kevin Russell.