Every year, members of the IEA recognize their colleagues for their outstanding efforts and successes on behalf of Idaho’s children.

The work that many of our members do as teachers and education support professionals goes above and beyond their job descriptions. We have created several awards to better recognize their diverse and exemplary contributions.

Nominations are due January 16, 2015.

If you would like to nominate someone for an award, please use the online Nomination Form at the bottom of the page.

You can also print out the PDF version of the  Nomination form and email to pcyr@idahoea.org or fax to 208-336-6967.

Questions?  Contact Penni Cyr at pcyr@idahoea.org.

Penni-Award-Winners-2014

Penni Cyr and 2014 IEA Award winners

List of Awards

Friend of Education Award

This award will go to a person or persons who have made a special and unique contribution to the cause of education over an extended period of time and particularly in the last year.

Nomination guidelines (PDF)
Nomination form (PDF)

 

Sam Cikaitoga Minority Service Award

This award recognizes and rewards a person who, like Sam, understands and celebrates the ways we are all alike downplays our differences. The award shall be to a person or persons who have made a special and unique contribution to the cause of public education over an extended period of time and particularly in the last year.

Nomination guidelines (PDF)
Nomination form (PDF)

 

Edythe Crow Education Support Professional Award

The winner is an ESP member who has made a special and unique contribution to the cause of education over an extended period of time and particularly in the last year.  IEA’s Edythe Crow honoree is IEA’s nominee for the NEA Education Support Professional of the Year Award which recognizes the contributions of ESP to their schools, communities, and their profession.  Please use the Application instructions PDF as a guideline to follow when submitting applications for this year.

Nomination guidelines and form (PDF)

 

Shane Anderson Award

This award was created to honor IEA members who share Shane’s commitment to and passion for public education and the work of the Idaho Education Association and shall be awarded to a member or members for outstanding and dedicated service to his/her local and state education associations.

Nomination guidelines (PDF)
Nomination form (PDF)

 

Betty Roper Public Relations Award

Award will go to a local or region that has made a special and unique contribution to the cause of furthering communications and public relations internally and/or externally over an extended period of time and particularly in the last year.  Items for consideration may include scrapbooks, newsletters or public news releases.

Nomination guidelines (PDF)
Nomination form (PDF)

 

Larry Caldwell Advocacy Award

This award is given annually to an IEA member or past member, group of members, or local Association who has confronted extraordinary challenges to assuring their students, their school, their colleagues, their profession, or they as an individual(s) are treated fairly and justly and who has acted courageously and with undaunted spirit in the face of those challenges.

Nomination guidelines (PDF)
Nomination form (PDF)

 

Membership Recruiter Award

The Membership Recruiter award is presented to a member annually who has exhibited leadership skills in the area of membership recruitment and retention.  The recipient of this award is selected on the basis of sustained efforts in the area of membership recruitment and retention.

Nomination guidelines (PDF)
Nomination form (PDF)

 

Nakamura and Teaching Excellence Award

This award goes to a certified member who recognizes, rewards, and promotes excellence in teaching and advocacy for the profession.  IEA’s Nakamura honoree is IEA’s nomination for the NEA Award for Teaching Excellence. The awardee will be IEA’s guest at the NEA Foundation Banquet in February.  To apply, please fill out and print the NEA’s Teacher of the Year award application from the NEA Foundation website, and send the completed form to IEA like all other awards.  We will submit the Nakamura Award winner to NEA as our nominee.

Nomination guidelines and form (PDF)

 

Teacher Trainee Award

This award goes to one elementary education major and/or one secondary education major who is currently enrolled in a teacher training program.

Nomination guidelines (PDF)
Nomination form (PDF)

Nomination Form

  • Please attach no more than a total of 3 supporting documents and letters. For the Betty Roper Award, please enclose scrapbook, newsletter(s) and/or public news release(s). Thirty to thirty-five (30-35) digital pictures of the nominee interacting in educational settings will be requested upon receiving the award.