Miami Trace honored by magazine as ‘Top Workplace’


The Miami Trace Local School District has been awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor by the Columbus C.E.O. Magazine.

The “Top Workplaces” lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including alignment, execution and connection, just to name a few.

“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day – the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together.”

He added, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”

Miami Trace Superintendent David Lewis said that being featured as a Top Workplace is a wonderful honor for the school district.

“It reinforces that we have many great things taking place here,” said Lewis. “We had 82 percent of our employees take the time to complete the lengthy survey process. The fact that our employees feel good about working here says a lot. We have great people here at Miami Trace and I appreciate everything they do for our students and community.”

The Miami Trace district is a public school district of approximately 2,600 students. It is a consolidated district that was established in 1955. The district is the third-largest in the state in terms of the area it encompasses. There are more than 400 square miles within the district, which spills into parts of six counties. The total number of employees working for the district is approximately 320.

The district consists of a centralized campus with some of the best facilities in the area. The elementary opened in 2008, central office in 2009, bus garage in 2010, and middle school in 2011. The design for a new high school is underway and will open on the campus in January of 2019.

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