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Basketball coach wins DOVE Award

Robert Green


Clinton Public School District

Dr. Tim Martin, Superintendent

(601) 924-7533

Media contact: Sandi Beason, APR



CLINTON — When a child is struggling, it can mean the world to have a mentor.


“I spoke with (Clinton High School basketball) coach Robert Green about an elementary students who is having some behavior struggles,” said Clinton Public School District social worker Sharon Bell. “The student loves basketball and attended a high school game as a reward for good behavior. Because of this excitement I spoke with coach Green about being a possible motivator.”


Green said yes, and began working with the student.


“He was willing to do what was needed to keep the young man motivated including allowing him to attend practices and come during the summer to practices,” Bell said.


Green is the recipient of the Dedication of Our Valued Employees, or DOVE, customer service award for the month of March. The award is given once a month to a CPSD employee who demonstrates excellence in customer service.


“Since our conversation, he has gone to see the student a few times and it has been the bright spot of his day each time,” Bell said. “It has helped improve his behavior. His response is what CPSD is all about, meeting the needs of students so that they can give their best academically.”


Green will be recognized at the April meeting of the Clinton School Board, planned for Tuesday, April 9 at Central Office.


To nominate a Clinton Public School District for the DOVE Award, visit and click the nomination form link under “Quick Links.”