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Citizens Bank, Batesville Schools honor Regina Forehand for going ‘Above & Beyond’

Featured image (from left): Citizens Bank’s Ashley Engles and Regina Forehand / Image via Citizens Bank

Regina Forehand, the West Elementary counselor, was named as the November recipient of the “Citizens Bank Above & Beyond Award” at Monday night’s meeting of the Batesville School Board.

Since 2012, Citizens Bank and the Batesville School District have recognized staff members who go “above and beyond” to realize the district’s mission to empower today’s students for tomorrow’s challenges.

Staff in all schools and departments throughout the district nominate award recipients, who receive a Certificate of Excellence, a $25 gift card, and a 20-ounce insulated tumbler from Citizens Bank. The award is presented at the Batesville School Board meeting each month.

When asked about Forehand, peers lavished over her kind, trustworthy spirit and how much she cares about her students and colleagues. West Elementary staff said:

  •         “Regina has the kindest spirit, sweetest smile, and is the absolutely best listener. She is admired by students and staff alike for caring for each of us in her special way. Regina is forever soft-spoken, but heard in big ways. I’m thankful to work with such a dedicated educator and I’m blessed to call her my friend.”
  •         “In addition to her counseling responsibilities, she is always putting students and staff first by organizing various activities on our campus like our Red Ribbon Week, PBIS pep rallies, and daily announcements, all while involving students in many ways. Regina wears many hats at West and the aforementioned are just small examples of the things she does to go above and beyond for us!”
  •         “Regina is so kind and considerate. When she works with the students, she is so calm and they feel it. She is trustworthy and she helps to make West School a great place to be.”

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