The Bea Palls Diversity Educator Award

The Bea Palls Diversity Educator Award has been established by the Executive Board of the Sanibel Leadership Association, Inc. in honor of the Association's co-founder and president Beatrice K. Palls. Bea has committed her career to building a community of educators who value English Language Learners, their families, and the educators who serve them.

Nominees must be a Florida Prekindergarten-Grade 12 educator OR Florida college/university classroom instructor who
-develops a school wide culture that addresses the needs of ELLs,
-builds capacity in colleagues and administrators to drive the success of ELLs, and
-promotes a culture for the inclusion of ELL families.

An individual wishing to make a nomination must complete this form online. Self-nominations are not accepted.

After providing contact information for yourself and your nominee, you will be asked to input a written response of the nominee's qualities in relation to the nomination criteria.

All nominations will be reviewed and the recipient announced at the next annual conference. Recipients receive an award of $250 to recognize their dedication to ELL education in Florida.

Nominations close April 15 at 2:00pm.