Martha W. Allen Friend of Public Education Award - 2023

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PURPOSE - The Vermont-NEA members created the Martha W. Allen Friend of Education Award as an annual recognition of a person, organization or group whose leadership, acts, and support have contributed to the improvement of education on a state level.  

QUALIFICATIONS - A duly nominated individual, organization or group shall have significantly contributed to the advancement of public education through exhibited leadership, acts, and support of education on a statewide level; that establish the nominee as a true friend of education, education employees, and/or students.  A nominee need not be an American citizen but should reflect philosophies and principles that advance Vermont-NEA’s mission and strategic goals.  

NOMINATIONS - Any member of Vermont-NEA or any local association may nominate an individual, organization or group to the Vermont-NEA Political Education Action Committee Steering Committee by completing a nomination form and submitting it to the Vermont-NEA by February 15th, 2023.  Each nomination must be signed and submitted by a Vermont-NEA member.

SELECTION OF RECIPIENT - The Vermont-NEA Political Education Action Committee Steering Committee, will review each duly submitted nomination and recommend a recipient to the Vermont-NEA Board of Directors for approval.

PRESENTATION - Presentation of the Martha W. Allen Friend of Education Award is presented at annual Representative Assembly.  The presentation is made to the award recipient by the Vermont-NEA President.

NOMINATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE - The deadline for receiving nominations for the 2023 Vermont-NEA Martha W. Allen Friend of Education Award is February 15th, 2023.  The nomination forms and documents can be submitted at or emailed to [email protected]

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