Award Description: The Illinois Valley Central Board of Education is very proud of our educational staff and believes that staff members should be honored for their professional expertise. This award will be aligned to the State of Illinois’ “Those Who Excel” program.
Each year, a staff member may submit a nomination packet. A maximum of one staff member may be chosen from each of the 4 schools. Student Support Personnel may submit from any school he/she services. Honorees will be chosen by a committee of 4 teachers (one from each school) and 3 board members.
Licensed district staff members from the following categories are eligible:
Student Support Personnel – psychologist, social worker, guidance counselor, speech/language therapist, reading specialist
Classroom Teacher – preschool, elementary, junior high/middle school, high school
Early Career Educator – Teachers in their second to fifth years of teaching
The 2016-2017 award will be presented at the end of the school year celebration luncheon. Recognition includes the following:
Required Nomination Format:
Section 1 – Nominator’s Recommendation
Section 2 – Letters of Recommendation
Two letters of recommendation are required.
Letters from IVC administrators will not be considered.
Length: Maximum of 2 double-spaced pages per letter
Section 3 – Professional Biography
Nominee will describe background and experiences that influenced him/her to become a teacher/educator. Consider including biographical information, greatest contribution and accomplishments, educational experiences, awards/honors, or other activities.
Length: Maximum of 2 double-spaced pages
Section 4: Response to Questions
The following questions are to be answered by the nominee using specific examples and information. Responses are to be written in first person.
Length: Maximum 4 pages.
Submit nomination packets by March 17, 2017.
Incomplete packets will not be reviewed.
Honorees will be permitted to reapply for the award after 5 years.
Less than 4 awards may be given.
If you have any questions, please contact Donna Uebler at email@example.com or 309-274-3758.