Nomination Forms for 2015
Nominations for 2015 Celebration of Teaching—Mentors of the Year Awards will be accepted between Feb. 2 and March 6. 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 and counselors for a Mentors of the Year Award.
Making a nomination includes submitting the following information:
1. Nominee Information:
Nominee’s name, teaching or counseling background, including total years teaching or counseling and years in present position. Please include the name of the school that the person works at, the name of the principal and contact information for each as well. We also ask for the nominee’s school, home and cell phone numbers, as well as an email address. We will only use the phone numbers for notification purposes, if your nominee is selected for a Mentors of the Year award.
2. Nominator’s Narrative:
In 500 words or less, describe how the teacher or counselor you are nominating serves as an outstanding mentor to you, to a fellow educator or to a pre-service teacher or intern counselor, and why he or she deserves a Mentors of the Year award. Please consider giving evidence of:
(a) The nominee’s commitment to supporting and sustaining his or her mentee’s professional growth
(b) Specific skills the nominee uses for successful mentoring
(c) How the nominee builds and maintains a positive relationship with mentee. (Having this narrative ready to copy and paste will help you immensely during the online nomination process.)
3. Letter of Support:
Have someone other than the nominator write a letter of support. In 500 words or less, please provide a letter of support for the nominee, commenting on the nominee’s impact as a mentor. Please consider addressing any of the following:
a) The nominee’s commitment to supporting and sustaining his or her mentee’s professional growth
b) Specific skills the nominee uses for successful mentoring
c) Nominee’s commitment to his or her own professional growth or commitment to the mentoring process
d) Nominee’s building and maintaining positive relations.
This letter can be from any one of the following: superintendent, principal, administrator, colleague, intern counselor, pre-service teacher, parent or student. Please make sure the person writing the letter includes the nominee’s full name and current school.
Please have all the information ready and go to these links to send in your nomination:
For Teacher: https://boisestate.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cPbdfhF8oR4cj2Z
For Counselor: https://boisestate.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9RdWcAi2BkGIUXr
For Letter of Support: https://boisestate.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3wJIia3ELpJVTYV