2022 Big Chief Award Winners Named

On Friday, February 25th FirstLine Schools presented our annual Big Chief Awards. Since 2015 we have celebrated staff members who live out the FirstLine commitments and best reflect them in their daily service to their school communities. Each year we open nominations to our staff and this year we had over 100 nominations. The prior year’s Big Chief winners gather at a dinner to select the next group of Big Chiefs.

This year we honored seven of our staff members who live the FirstLine commitments. We also take the time to celebrate our Network and School Partners who are recognized for their outstanding service to our students, staff, and families. 

During the awards ceremony, Big Chief winners are celebrated through videos featuring their peers who nominated them for the award. You can click on the name of each Big Chief award winner to view their special video. 


This year’s winners are: 

  • Network Partner Award: Core Response: Community Organized Relief Effort and CrescentCare 
  • Network Partner Award: Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club 
  • School Partner Award: NOPS Resource Officers 


Big Chief of Service: Neil Williams, Network Director of Operations

Big Chief of Results: Beth McReynolds, LHA Elementary School Assistant Principal 

Big Chief of Collaboration: Coach Jacques Richardson, Green Core Content Interventionist and Athletic Director 

Big Chief of Fun: Sherri Renfro, Wheatley Pre-K Paraprofessional 

Big Chief Guardian: Michael Moore, Live Oak Dean of Students 

Big Chief Guardian: Katie Carroll, Ashe Special Education Teacher

Big Chief of Learning: Tyson Giles, Live Oak 5/6 Social Studies Teacher 


FirstLine congratulates its newest Big Chiefs!  We thank them for their dedication and service to our students.