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Send someone a GMSD Gratitude Gram!

Inspired by a GMSD staffer request, we've made it VERY easy for you to send shoutouts to your fellow GMSD colleagues! Here's how it works:

  1. Pick from one of our four ready-made templates; The MVP, You Are Appreciated, Top Notch Customer Service, or Someone Wants to Celebrate You!

  2. Choose the GMSD staff member you would like to recognize. If you don't know their email, select "Don't Know" and we will be able to fill in the details.

  3. Type in your positive feedback in the text box. Be specific about what the staff member did that impressed you or made a difference.

  4. Decide if you would like to leave your name or remain anonymous. If you choose to leave your name, type it in the "Your Name" field. If you add your email, you'll receive a copy of the Gratitude Gram when we send it to the recipient!

  5. Click the "Submit" button to send your message.

  6. If you have multiple staff members to recognize, repeat steps 2-5 for each person.

  7. Our staff reviews and transmits these once a week.

What does the recipient receive? Once the message is approved, the recipient receives and email with your message along with an attached easily printable graphic so that they can share their gram on a bulletin board or wall.



Each year, a Golden Egg arrive to each GMSD campus. The eggs are hidden in various locations, from classrooms to teacher workrooms, and even outside the buildings. The employee who locates the egg in each building is declared the winner and awarded a treat. But the rewards don't stop there! The winners also get some time off to relax and unwind, allowing them to fully enjoy their sweet victory. This event is a great way for GMSD employees to come together, have some fun, and celebrate the arrival of spring. The Golden Egg Contest is a perfect example of how even the simplest events can bring joy and create a sense of community. Congratulations to this year's winners!

Golden Egg 2023
Congratulations to our 2023-2024 Principal and Supervisor of the year: ShaMira Davis, Houston Middle School Principal and Karen Dodd, Student Services Supervisor.
Guynes made history when she was announced as the first Milken Educator Award recipient from the Germantown Municipal School District and the sole honoree from Tennessee this 2022-23 season. The recognition by the Milken Family Foundation comes with a $25,000 cash prize that Guynes can use however she chooses. She will join the 2022 class of up to 40 elementary educators nationwide to be recognized this school year.
In early October 2022, we cut the ribbon on our employee clinic. Here we will provide free minor medical care to GMSD employees, dependents, and retirees who utilizes GMSD health insurance. This partnership with Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare is an investment in the health and well-being of our employees and their families.