Crystal Hop Awards

Crystal Hop Award with A in Valley replaced with a hop cone


Each year, two Crystal Hop winners are recognized for the positive impact they have had on the lives and futures of East Valley students.



  • Reward excellence in East Valley Schools
  • Encourage creative, quality instruction
  • Encourage the development of a positive learning environment
  • Encourage excellent employees to remain in the district
  • Contribute to the improvement of education for East Valley students
  • Foster community connectedness with East Valley Schools


Who is eligible?

This year we will acknowledge two winners, one certificated staff and one classified staff.

(Note: Nominations previously submitted may be resubmitted. Previous winners are not eligible.)


What do the winners receive?

Certificated and Classified Crystal Hop winners will receive: 

  • $1000 cash award
  • Up to $1,000 applied to a professional development of the winner's choice*
  • Crystal Hop jacket
  • Crystal Hop trophy
  • Framed certificate
  • Invitation to Crystal Hop Celebratory Dinner
  • Recognition during employee's appreciation week
  • Name engraved on the hop plaque which will be displayed at each winner's school for one year
*The professional development is being provided by the East Valley School District. The winner must select a PD opportunity that aligns with their current position in the school district. After the PD, they will share highlights with their peers.


**All prizes have been graciously donated by community businesses and individuals.**


When will winners be announced?

During Classified and Certificated Staff Appreciation Weeks