Excellence in Education 2019 Nominations

Welcome to the 2019 Tempe Diablos Excellence in Education award nomination site! It is truly our honor to bring you this program as we celebrate the work of the educators and staff members that exemplify the extraordinary, creative and inspirational quality of education that the youth or our community receive. Over the past 30 years, the Diablos have had the privilege of supporting programs which enhance and enrich our children’s lives in our community. Through these programs, we have been exposed to the astonishing work that our educators and staff members execute on a daily basis to win our children’s hearts and inspire their minds.
 
The process starts right here! This is your opportunity to nominate that special educator or staff member that you feel is deserving of special recognition. Please carefully review the awards for eligibility and appropriateness of your nomination. It’s important to provide details to help our review committee determine those most worthy of winning, however please be succinct in your nomination. Please define all acronyms, quantify achievement results when appropriate, and explain relevance of accomplishments, qualifications or other awards that would warrant consideration in your nomination.
 
Thank you for taking the time to nominate! The Diablos sincerely appreciate the time and effort it takes to complete this nomination form. All award finalists and winners will be presented at the Excellence in Education Award Ceremony and Dinner Monday, May 10th, 2019 at Tempe Center for the Arts. The event will stream live on www.tempediablos.org.
 
Class Act Award
A Classified employee who through their dedication, actions, and interactions with administration, faculty, staff and students supports the overall mission of the district/school and has made a positive impact on student achievement or behavior.
Eligibility: Classified Employees
Nominator Eligibility: District Employees and Parents

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Inspiration Award
An individual who inspires and motivates through the giving of time, talent and skills that supports student learning. An individual who goes above and beyond the required duties to impact student learning. Someone others strive to be and are honored to work with each day.
Eligibility: Any District Employee or Volunteer
Nominator Eligibility: Any District Employee, Student or Parent

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High Impact Award
An individual that makes a difference in the lives of students day in and day out. The individual contributes to student success in the work they do. They may help with extra activities and demonstrate concern for students through tutoring or coaching, for example. They engage students, parents and community leaders to improve student success. This individual truly has a positive influence on those around them.
Eligibility: Any District Employee
Nominator Eligibility: Any District Employee, Student or Parent

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Leadership Award
An individual who demonstrates uncompromising leadership traits, values and skills. This person can be counted on to lead, inspire and engage those they work with every day.
Eligibility: Any District Employee
Nominator Eligibility: Any District Employee

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Lifetime Achievement Award
An individual with a minimum of 15 years of service in the district who among other things demonstrates high student achievement. They consistently go “above and beyond” normal expectations. They are innovative and inspirational to students, other professional and community members. The nominee has actively participated in professional organizations during their career.
Eligibility: Certified Employees and Administrators
Nominator Eligibility: All District Employees

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Rising Star Award
A new teacher with three years of service or less in the district who among other things, demonstrates high student achievement. The nominee is innovative and inspirational.
Eligibility: A Teacher with three or less years in the District
Nominator Eligibility: Principals, Assistant Principals, District Staff or Department Chairs

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Teacher of the Year Award
An individual who is an exemplary teacher dedicated to the mission of educational excellence. They possess qualities of strong integrity by honoring agreements and promises. They show leadership qualities and positive relationships with honesty, trust and respect for the betterment of the community. The nominee is an overall outstanding educator whose students demonstrate high achievement.
Eligibility: Teachers
Nominator Eligibility: District Administration, Principals & Assistant Principals

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