Who is eligible to receive the award?: This award may be presented to any full-time middle grades building level support person. Support persons shall be defined as any person working at the building level except classroom teachers and administrators, and includes Counselors, Media Specialists, Discipline/ISS Coordinators, Administrative Assistants, etc.).
Who can nominate? Though nominations will typically come from the Association membership, any individual may nominate someone for this award.
What are the criteria? The award should be presented to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding performance in middle-level education. In the accomplishments section of the nomination form, the nominator should list evidence that supports the nominee’s achievement in the following School To Watch criteria:
- Academic excellence– Excellence has been achieved and evidence shows high academic standards are expected and met.
- Developmental responsiveness– Opportunities have been created and evidence shows a rich variety of personalized learning.
- Social equity– High-quality opportunities are offered to all members of the school community and evidence shows varied approaches to meet the needs of diverse cultures.
- Organizational structures and processes– Norms, structures, and organizational arrangements are set up to support and sustain a trajectory toward excellence and evidence shows communication, community involvement, partnerships or other areas of involvement within the educational setting and beyond.
What are the application requirements? The application consists of the: (1) nomination data form highlighting achievements in the areas of academic excellence, developmental responsiveness, social equity, and organizational structure/processes, and (2) a letter of recommendation from the nominee’s current supervisor. This information must be submitted electronically no later than Monday, December 3rd, 2018.
Who will decide the recipient of this award? The NCMLE Awards Committee will select one state finalist from the nominations received this year.
When will the award be announced? One outstanding middle-level teacher from North Carolina will be recognized at a general session of the NCMLE Annual Conference. Winners will receive a complimentary conference registration and plaque.
Thanks for your nomination!
Please complete the award nomination application using the Google Form link below.
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