The Human and Civil Rights Committee of Vermont-NEA announces its annual awards each year at the Vermont-NEA Representative Assembly.
These are the three categories in which an award may be given:
1) To that person whose activities have protected and/or enhanced the rights of teachers and the teaching profession in a significant way.
2) To that member of the profession whose professional activities have protected and/or enhanced the rights of teachers and students.
3) To a K-12 student or group of students whose activities have served to enhance the rights and self-esteem of her or their peers.
The Vermont-NEA HCR Committee welcomes nominations from Vermont-NEA members for the awards. Click here for an application form.
In addition to the application form, the committee requires a letter, minimum one page, from the nominator stating the reasons why the nominee is being put forward. This information must reach Vermont-NEA Headquarters by February 1. The address is 10 Wheelock Street, Montpelier, VT 05602. Nominations may be faxed: 802-223-1253.
Vermont-NEA will accept nominations without regard to race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, or national origin and will present the awards to the nominees selected by the Human and Civil Rights Committee and approved by the Board of Directors.
The nominators must be Vermont-NEA members, must make nominations for specific awards, must submit the nominations according to the committee's guidelines and format, and must have the nominations in on time.
Nominees may be individuals, affiliates, groups, or organizations working in some area of human and civil rights. Individuals nominated in category 2 must be Vermont-NEA members.