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.

FRIEND OF EDUCATION AWARD

The award shall 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.

Read more about the Friend of Education Award, including guidelines and online nomination form.

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.

Read more about the Sam Cikaitoga Minority Service Award, including guidelines and online nomination form.

Edythe Crowe 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.

Read more about the Edythe Crowe Education Support Professional Award, including guidelines and online nomination form.

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.

Read more about the Shane Anderson Award, including guidelines and online nomination form.

Betty Roper Public Relations Award

The award shall 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 newsletter, presentations, press releases, or social media activity.

Read more about the Betty Roper Public Relations Award, including guidelines and online nomination form.

Larry Caldwell Advocacy Award

The award will be given annually to an IEA member who has confronted extraordinary challenges in assuring their students, their school, their colleagues, or their profession, have been treated fairly and justly.

Read more about the Larry Caldwell Advocacy Award, including guidelines and online nomination form.

Sue Hovey Mentoring Award

The award will be given annually to a current IEA member who has formally or informally mentored new or struggling colleague(s).

Read more about the Sue Hovey Mentoring Award, including guidelines and online nomination form.

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.

Read more about the Membership Recruiter Award, including guidelines and online nomination form.

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.

Read more about the Nakamura and Teaching Excellence Award, including guidelines and online nomination form.

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.

Read more about the Teacher Trainee Award, including guidelines and online nomination form.