Middle-Level Support Person to Watch Award

Middle-Level Support Person to Watch Award


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 the areas of middle school best practices: Academic Excellence, Developmental Responsiveness, Social Equity, Organizational Structures & Processes.

Examples of this might be demonstrated in the following:

  1. Contributions to the middle-level program in his/her school and system
  2. Effectiveness as a member of the support staff
  3. Positions of leadership
  4. Innovative projects
  5. Communication with the educational environment
  6. Communication with adolescents

What are the application requirements?: The application consists of the nomination data form including a list of achievements in the areas of academic excellence, developmental responsiveness, social equity and organizational structure/processes, as well as a letter of recommendation from the nominee’s current supervisor. This information must be postmarked or emailed no later than December 15th to:

NCMLE Awards Committee
PO Box 116
Canton, NC 28716

Please call us at (910) 235-3761 or e-mail awards@ncmle.org if you have questions.

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?: Winners will be notified by mid-January.  One outstanding Middle-Level Support Person from North Carolina will be recognized at a general session of the NCMLE Annual Conference. Winners will receive a complimentary conference registration.

Please complete the form below, and don’t forget to hit the Submit button when you are finished. Thanks for your nomination!

Award- Middle Level Support Person to Watch

I. Nominee:

II. Nominator:

III. Narrative:

A one-page narrative should be attached below describing the strengths of the nominee and addressing the criteria. You may wish to copy the narrative from your word processor and paste it in the text box below.

III. Accomplishments:

A list describing the achievements of the nominee in the FOUR criteria of an support person to watch. You may wish to copy the narrative from your word processor and paste it in the text box below.

IV. Recommendations:

A Letter of recommendation needs to be sent from the nominee’s current supervisor. Please list the name of the person sending the letter below.