Celebrate Excellence by Nominating Outstanding Teachers and Counselors Who Mentor
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, Meridian School District, and Blaine County School District. It was initiated in 2011.
“By bringing mentors together, we highlight their quality teaching/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/counselors for a Mentors of the Year Award. Up to 25 teacher/counselor mentors will be selected for this honor by a distinguished panel consisting of area educators and Boise State University representatives.