Wednesday, April 11, 2018

2018 Holly Jack Outstanding Service Award applications available

Last year's Holly Jack winner, Claire Bourne, received
the 2017 award for board secretaries on Friday at the Joint
Annual Conference from IASB Executive Director Roger Eddy.
Does your school have a board or district secretary that goes above and beyond to serve the staff, students, school board, and community? IASB is now seeking nominations for the 2018 Holly Jack Outstanding Service Award.

Eligible nominees must be a district employee (superintendent’s secretary, superintendent’s administrative assistant, school board recording secretary, etc.) that has performed the duties of the board secretary for a minimum of five years.

The recognition was created nine years ago in honor of long-time IASB employee Holly Jack, who worked as a field services administrative assistant and was instrumental in developing training for secretaries and administrative professionals at the Joint Annual Conference.

To be eligible, nominees should demonstrate characteristics similar to those exhibited by Holly Jack in her work with school districts. Qualifications include a constant desire for self-improvement, passion for public education, dedication toward improving the quality of life and quality of education for those in the community, independent problem-solving abilities, innovation within the work environment, and a drive to empower and equip colleagues with knowledge allowing them to reach their full potential.

The nomination form needs to be signed by the superintendent and the board president. Additional resource pages are allowed, including up to five letters of support from individuals, either inside or outside the district. The deadline for submitting all related nomination materials is September 30. Applications and additional information are available on the IASB website.

The 2018 winner will be selected by a panel of impartial judges and be notified immediately after the judges’ decision. The award will be presented during the Administrative Professionals’ Program at the IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference in November.

For more information, contact Peggy Goone at 217/528-9688, ext. 1103; or email her at