The Celebration of Teaching—Mentors of the Year Awards program recognizes excellent teachers and school counselors who mentor in southwest Idaho public schools. Each year the awards program honors up to 25 teachers and school counselors who guide, support and encourage fellow educators in their pursuit of effective teaching, counseling and professional growth.
The awards program is a joint project of Boise State University and its partners, including the Idaho State Department of Education, Idaho Education Association and Meridian School District. It was initiated in 2011.
“By bringing mentors together, we highlight their quality teaching and counseling practices, mentoring skills and abilities to build positive relationships and provide encouragement,” said Barbara Morgan, Distinguished Educator in Residence at Boise State.
Educators, school administrators, university supervisors, pre-service teachers and intern counselors from the more than 50 public school districts in southwest Idaho may nominate teachers or counselors for a Mentors of the Year Award. Up to 25 teacher and counselor mentors will be selected for this honor by a distinguished panel consisting of area educators and Boise State University representatives.