Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Holly Jack Outstanding Service Award applications available

Applications for the 2016 Holly Jack Outstanding Service Award are now available. School districts are encouraged to nominate individuals who dedicate their time and effort performing the work of the board secretary.

Created in 2009, the Holly Jack Award honors the memory of longtime IASB administrative assistant Holly Jack. She was instrumental in developing the professional development programing for secretaries that is offered each year at the Joint Annual Conference.

Applicants must be local district employees (superintendent’s secretary, superintendent’s administrative assistant, or school board recording secretary) who have performed the duties of a board secretary for a minimum of five years.

In order to qualify, nominees must demonstrate characteristics that Holly Jack found essential in her work with local school districts. Some of these qualifications include a constant desire for self-improvement, passion for public education work, dedication toward improving the quality of life for others and the quality of education in the community, independent problem-solving abilities, and innovation and imagination within the work environment.

Application forms must be signed by the board president and superintendent and submitted by Sep. 30. Additional letters of support from individuals may be included with the application, but these should be limited to five pages or less. The nomination form and additional information on qualifying criteria is accessible on the IASB website.

An impartial panel of judges will select the winner. Once the nominee is chosen, the nominating district and award recipient will be notified immediately.

More information is available by contacting Peggy Goone, ext. 1103; email pgoone@iasb.com, or Nesa Brauer, ext. 1127; email nbrauer@iasb.com.