Friend of Public Education Award
The Vermont-NEA members created the Friend of Education Award as an annual recognition of a person, organization or group whose leadership, acts, and support have contributed to the improvement of education on a state level.
A duly nominated individual, organization or group shall have significantly contributed to the advancement of public education through exhibited leadership, acts, and support of education on a state level; that establish the nominee as a true friend of education, education employees, and/or students. A nominee need not be an American citizen but should reflect philosophies and principles that advance Vermont-NEA’s mission and strategic goals.
Any member of Vermont-NEA or any local association may nominate an individual, organization or group to the Vermont-NEA Political Education Action Committee Steering Committee by completing a nomination form and submitting it to the Vermont-NEA by February 10, 2017. Each nomination must be signed and submitted by a Vermont-NEA member.
SELECTION OF RECIPIENT
The Vermont-NEA Political Education Action Committee Steering Committee, will review each duly submitted nomination and recommend a recipient to the NEA Board of Directors for approval.
Presentation of the Friend of Education Award is presented at annual Representative Assembly. The presentation is made to the award recipient by the Vermont-NEA President.
NOMINATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE
The deadline for receiving nominations for the 2016 Vermont-NEA Friend of Education Award is February 10, 2017. Must have nomination forms and documents submitted (on-line), postmarked, delivered or faxed on or before February 15, 2017 to: Vermont-NEA, c/o Yolly Turner, 10 Wheelock Street, Montpelier, VT 05602-3737 (fax #: 802-223-1253)