Vermont-NEA Education Support Professional Award
NEW SPRING DEADLINE, MAY 15
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Nominate a local ESP member for the Vermont-NEA ESP Award!
In recognition of the important role of Education Support Professionals within the Association, and to honor their outstanding contributions to communities and children, Vermont-NEA presents an annual Education Support Professionals Award.
The 1992 Vermont-NEA Representative Assembly established the annual Education Support Professional Award to recognize the importance of ESP.
How to Nominate
All Vermont-NEA Local Associations are encouraged to nominate one of their members who has made outstanding contributions to their school and their Association. The local association president must sign off on the application from the Association to prevent duplicate nominations from the same local. Only one application per local Association will be accepted. Members will be considered based on their:
- professional achievement and growth,
- impact on the school,
- advocacy and Association involvement,
- community engagement,
- personal achievement,
- and enhancement of the ESP image at the school, in the Association and in the community.
All nominations must be received in our office by May 15
Who Can Be Nominated
The person being nominated must have been a Vermont-NEA member for at least three years (including this year). Exceptions will be made if the Local Association is less than three years old.
Deadline for Nominations
Nominations must be received by Vermont-NEA by May 15. We prefer online submissions or email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org Or, mail to Vermont-NEA - 10 Wheelock Street - Montpelier, Vermont 05602-3737 or fax to 802-223-1253.
Selection of the Winner
Nominations will be reviewed by the Vermont-NEA ESP Award Nominating Committee, which will make a recommendation to the Vermont-NEA Board of Directors. The Vermont-NEA Board will select the winner.
The winner will be presented a $1,000 award, will automatically become Vermont-NEA's nominee for the National Education Association ESP Award, and will receive an all expense paid trip to the NEA ESP Conference.
The Vermont-NEA ESP Award will be presented at the annual Vermont-NEA Representative Assembly
Tara Gauding, South Burlington Education Association, 2013
Hannah Van Loon, Windham Southeast Education Association, 2012
Darcey Fletcher, Lamoille Union High School EA, 2011
Donna Constant, Paraeducator, Washington West EA 2010
Jan Thibeault, Paraeducator, Essex North EA 2009
Rebecca Auger, Paraeducator, Woodstock Union HS SSO, 2008
Laurel Tobiason, Paraeducator, Twinfield SSA 2007
Linda Howard, Paraeducator, Twinfield SSA 2006
Regina Sears, Paraeducator, Rutland School EA 2005
Betsy Howard, Paraeducator, Woodstock Union HS SSO 2004
Beverly Klandl, Class Assistant, Chittenden South EA 2003
Carolyn Godbout, Paraeducator, Rutland School SA 2002