Monday, April 22, 2019

Holly Jack Outstanding Service Award nominations now being accepted

Holly Jack
IASB is seeking nominations for the 2019 Holly Jack Outstanding Service Award. All eligible nominees must be school district employees (superintendent’s secretary, superintendent’s administrative assistant, school board recording secretary, etc.) who have performed the duties of the board secretary for a minimum of five years.

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

Nominees for the Outstanding Service Award should demonstrate characteristics similar to those exhibited by Holly Jack in her work with 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.

Nomination forms must be signed by the superintendent and the board president. Up to five letters of support from individuals are allowed in addition to the nominating form. The deadline for submitting all related nomination materials is September 30. Applications and past winners of the Award can be found on the IASB website.

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

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