Nomination Form

Some years ago, support staff were not members of the Ohio Education Association. Today, OEA/WOEA Education Support Professional members are actively involved in the Association, in bargaining, political action, community organizing, and school restructuring efforts, as partners with their teacher colleagues.

Once a year, WOEA/OEA/NEA members join school districts and communities on National Education Support Professional Day to honor the many dedicated education support staff around the nation. The WOEA Board of Directors approved a special annual honor, the WOEA Education Support Professional of the Year Award, to further emphasize the contributions of education support professionals to their schools, communities, and all education workers.

WOEA will present the Education Support Professional Award to a WOEA member whose activities reflect the contributions of education support professionals to public education. Recipients will receive a monetary award in the amount of $1000. The award will be presented at the Fall WOEA Member Awards and Appreciation Banquet. For additional information, please contact the WOEA office at 937-339-9509 or at woea@woea.org.

Note: The official application from for the WOEA Education Support Professional of the Year Award must be completed on or before the deadline: September 10, 2018.

WOEA Education Support Professional of the Year

Nomination Form Criteria

The purpose of the WOEA Education Support Professional Award is to recognize an individual who shows outstanding accomplishments in one or more of the following areas:

  • Professional Practice: Describe the work site responsibilities and personal achievements the nominee has made in his/her classification or field. How has the nominee demonstrated leadership, creativity, and innovation at the work site? How has his/her professional growth made a difference for the school, the students, and the community?
  • Advocacy and Association Involvement: In what ways does the nominee serve as an advocate in the day-today educational process, for members, for the profession, and for public education? Has the nominee’s involvement in WOEA contributed to his/her success as a professional? How would he/she persuade a new colleague to join or become more active in the association?
  • Community Engagement: Specify in detail how the nominee has been involved in promoting public education in the community. In what other ways is the nominee involved in community activities/projects?
  • Personal Achievement: How has involvement in Association and community activities enabled the nominee to meet his/her own personal goals? What advice would the nominee give to someone entering the teaching profession?
  • Enhancement of ESP Image: Describe in detail how the nominee’s activities have enhanced the image of Education Support Professionals at the work site, in the Association, and in the community.
  • Individual must have been an OEA member for three years as of January of the award year.

WOEA ESP Award Nomination Procedure
  1. The screening committee will be the WOEA Professional Efficacy Committee. The committee’s recommendation for the WOEA ESP Award will be forwarded to the WOEA Board of Directors for consideration and approval.
  2. The recipient of the WOEA ESP of the Year Award will automatically be nominated for the OEA ESP Award.
  3. Note: All nominations submitted to WOEA will be evaluated on the basis of criteria stated on this application form.

I hereby nominate the following person to receive the WOEA ESP of the Year Award:

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* 1. I hereby nominate the following person to receive the WOEA ESP of the Year Award:

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Please give specific reasons and examples to support the criteria previously stated in this application form for nomination and the qualification of the nominee.

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* 9. Please give specific reasons and examples to support the criteria previously stated in this application form for nomination and the qualification of the nominee.

Family and/or colleagues to be invited 

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