Nomination Form

The Mary Peake Award for Excellence in Education Equity will highlight individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the advancement of equity in education for students in Virginia. The award offers the Commonwealth an opportunity to recognize educators, policy makers, education advocacy groups, and stakeholder organizations whose service and leadership is impacting equity outcomes for Virginia students.

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Nomination Deadline (EXTENDED): Saturday, August 1, 2020 by 11:59 EDT

Award recipients and nominators will be notified by August 30, 2020 if they have been selected as a winner.

Award recipients will be honored at the 3rd Annual Education Equity Summer Institute, date TBA, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Virginia.

If you experience any difficulty with this form, or otherwise require assistance, please contact Jenné Nurse in the Office of Equity and Community Engagement at the Virginia Department of Education at  jenne.nurse@doe.virginia.gov.

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* 1. Nominator Information

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* 2. Nominee Information

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* 3. I am nominating a/an:

Strong nominations for the Mary Peake Award for Excellence in Education Equity will demonstrate the nominee's:


  • Commitment to advancing education equity through policy, instruction, and/or leadership.
  • Significant and quantifiable impact on education equity in Virginia.
  • Commitment to addressing institutional and systems level barriers to access and success for marginalized student groups. 
  • Commitment to advocacy for equity initiatives, programs, or activities that support marginalized student groups and/or their families. 
  • Commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and cultural responsiveness within their areas of influence as evidenced by recruiting, retaining, and professionally developing staff who increase cultural competence, inclusion, and equity. 
Nominators may include additional artifacts that demonstrate the impact of the nominees work. The selection committee will review up to 3 PDF pages of additional content. Please note that if additional pages are included, reviewers will only consider the first three.

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* 4. Please explain why the nominee should be awarded the Mary Peak Award for Excellence in Education Equity.

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* 5. Please describe the inequity your nominee's work is or has addressed.

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* 6. Please describe how the nominee leverages policy, instruction, and/or leadership to advance education equity in Virginia.

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* 7. Please describe the impact the nominee has had on education equity outcomes (include supporting data as you see fit).

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* 8. Please describe the ways in which the nominee has been an advocate for equity initiatives and programs in their education community.

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* 9. One letter of support is required for all nominations. Support Letters must be signed and formatted as a PDF. If not written on an organization letterhead, you will be asked to provide contact information for the supporter in a question below. 

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* 10. Letter of Support Author Information (If Applicable)

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* 11. [Optional] Upload a PDF (3 page limit) of artifacts to support the impact of the nominees work. This should not be additional letters of support. Only one letter of support will be considered for each nominee.  

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