Nominate an outstanding paraeducator by February 28, 2024

Summary

Nominate an outstanding paraeducator by February 28, 2024! This award gives us a chance to highlight the incredible service that paraeducators provide to our schools and our students. For more information, reach out to Kay Schmalen, Director of Professional Learning.

In order to honor the hard work and dedication of the paraeducators employed by the schools within Central Rivers AEA, we are excited to bring back the Above and Beyond the Call (ABC) of the Paraeducator Profession Paraeducator Award.

This award gives us a chance to highlight the incredible service that paraeducators provide to our schools and our students. Often working without fanfare and behind the scenes, paraeducators are the lifeline for teachers to provide the individual attention so many students need to unlock their academic potential. Through continuous daily successes, students are given the opportunity to maximize their education because of the efforts of paraeducators. Some important things to know:

  • The nomination form is now open!
  • The form asks for two to three examples of how the paraeducator goes above and beyond in each competency, as well as how they go above and beyond the call of duty in the paraeducator profession and by being involved in the community.
  • You can also (but not required) submit letters of recommendation that may be shared with the nominee.
  • Deadline for submission is February 28!

Regional winners will be announced in the spring and the agency-wide winner will be announced in May 2024. For questions or more information, reach out to Kay Schmalen, Director of Professional Learning.