In addition to honoring exceptional teachers, the Foundation also loves to honor exceptional OPS staff. The Classified Employee Excellence Recognition Award (CEERA) program rewards non-certified employees of the Olathe Public Schools for outstanding service and excellence in their job performance. Nominees might include paraprofessionals, food service employees, secretaries, custodians, business office personnel, grounds maintenance crew members, or other support positions in the district. The Foundation was lucky enough to catch up with one of the most popular CEERA honorees (his video has 240 views on YouTube!) from the past year: Mr. Patrick.