ABCD Award Nominations for the 2nd Quarter Due Friday, February 12!

ABCD Award Logo, with information saying that nominations are due Friday, February 12

The Greater Johnstown School District highlights district employees who make a positive impact on the school community by honoring them with ABCD Awards — an acronym that stands for Above and Beyond the Call of Duty.

Any district employee is eligible for the award and nominations can come from anyone in the community – fellow GJSD colleagues, students, parents and community members. 

Nomination forms are easy to fill out and can be completed online from this district website.

At least two employees are given the award each quarter throughout the school year. A committee chooses the recipients from the nominations that are turned in. All nominated employees will receive a copy of their nominations. 

Do YOU know an employee at GJSD who goes above and beyond to benefit the students in our district? Now is your chance to recognize their hard work! Nominations for 2nd quarter ABCD Awards are due FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12. Recipients will be publicly recognized at the Board of Education meeting on February 25, 2021.


Congratulations to our first quarter ABCD Award recipients for the 2020-2021 school year:

  • THE GREATER JOHNSTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT FACILITIES DEPARTMENT – Shirley Alicea, Dean Brown, Robin Dillenbeck, Earl Harris, Ryan Logan, Daniel Sleezer, Jeremie Angus, Matthew Cole, Glen Duross, John Heimer IV, William Mickan, Alex Smolinsky, David Ashline, Henry Creater, Gregory Forgette, Robert Henry, Jonathan Pyne, David Wood, Roger Boyer, Jeffrey Dillenbeck, Adam Harris, Zachary Linart and Ronald Shults.

Fourth quarter ABCD Award recipients for the 2019-2020 school year were:  CHRISTINA LAIS, Johnstown Senior High School Assistant Principal and LAURA LAKATA, Warren Street Elementary School Teaching Assistant.


Christina Lais, Assistant Principal for Johnstown Senior High School, is shown smiling, sitting at her desk.

Christina Lais

Laura Lakata, a Teaching Assistant at Warren Street Elementary School, is shown wearing a little bills t-shirt, standing outside in front of a shrub, and smiling.

Laura Lakata