NJJA Evelyn E. Labode Service to Youth Award

Shayla Linn – FPS School Social Worker


Fremont, Neb. – (May 16, 2022) Shayla Linn, Fremont Public Schools Social Worker, was presented the 2022 Evelyn E. Labode Service to Youth Award during the recent Nebraska Juvenile Justice Association Conference. The award recognizes a professional in a field who demonstrates commitment, initiative and advocacy on behalf of the youth and families they serve.


Linn was nominated by Cynthia Reed, Program Supervisor at CASA of the Midlands. In the nomination letter, it was noted that “Her personal relationships with her students allow her to share a unique perspective with others who provide services and/or assistance.”


Joel Kerkman, special education director at FPS said, “Shayla goes above and beyond to serve Fremont Public Schools students at all levels. Her enthusiasm and genuine care create a unique layer of trust between students, parents and the community.”




The mission statement of the Fremont Public Schools is to produce creative, adaptable, productive citizens committed to lifelong learning.