GEMS Descriptions


  • Teamwork
  • Working successfully on joint projects
  • Cooperating with others
  • Willingly assisting colleagues

Exceeding Expectations

  • Surpassing requirements 
  • Going above and beyond
  • “Shining” at your job
  • Being proactive


  • Managing carefully and responsibly the resources in your care
  • Modeling environmentally conscious behaviors for staff and students
  • Evaluating the sustainability of our decisions and actions
  • Exhibiting leadership behaviors that promote a sense of personal accountability and responsibility


  • Showing esteem for others
  • Having a sense of worth for others
  • Showing appreciation toward others
  • Welcoming diverse backgrounds and perspective throughout work areas and across organizational lines


  • Being understanding of the thoughts and feelings of others
  • Demonstrating compassion
  • Considering a situation from another person’s point of view
  • Demonstrating awareness and acknowledgement


  • Championing new ideas with enthusiasm
  • Using creativity for improvement
  • Engaging in cutting edge work
  • Implementing change that creates a new dimension of performance


  • Transitioning ideas to action
  • Leading others in a new direction
  • Identifying issues and developing solutions
  • Developing new energy

Exceptional Customer Service

  • Resolving issues with tact and diplomacy
  • Demonstrating compassion
  • Communicating a welcoming attitude
  • Listening and effectively understanding

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