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NAPCSE AWARDS

 

Each year, NAPCSE presents awards in a variety of categories for outstanding accomplishments. NAPCSE takes great pride in the accomplishments and service of those who make a difference in the lives of exceptional children, and therefore bestows on to them awards and recognition for their commitment and dedication. NAPCSE awards include:

 Excellence in Teaching

 Excellence in Parenting

 Distinguished Service

 Lifetime Achievement

 Honorary Membership

 Medal of Excellence

Applications for 2006 Awards will be available starting in September 2005. 

If you would like to be added to our mailing list for applications when they are made available, please contact us at : awards@napcse.org  with the subject line : Add to Application List.

NAPCSE Excellence in Teaching Award

 

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Description of Award

This award is bestowed on special education teachers who have demonstrated outstanding achievement as a teacher in the field of special education. It recognizes and rewards the special skills and excellence of special education teachers in each state throughout the United States. The NAPCSE Excellence in Teaching Award is open to all teachers who are certified or licensed in their respective state as special education or inclusion classroom teachers.

This award bears the NAPCSE official seal, the recipient's name, the name of the award, and the date awarded.

Eligibility

A candidate for the NAPCSE Excellence in Teaching Award will meet the following criteria:

  • Be nominated by anyone involved in the field of special education (e.g. colleague, administrator, parent of a child with a disability, etc.)
  • Be a full-time, certified or licensed, special education teacher
  • Be a highly dedicated, knowledgeable and skilled teacher

Selection Criteria

Nominators are encouraged to consider addressing any or all of the activities listed below, in order to demonstrate the candidate's unique qualifications for the NAPCSE Excellence in Teaching Award.

Candidates will be judged based upon the following criteria:

Teaching

  • Curriculum Development
  • Engagements with Students in Educational Activities (outside of classroom)
  • Other Demonstrations of Quality Teaching
  • Relationships with Students, Parents, Colleagues, Administrators, etc.
  • Teaching Honors, Awards, or Recognition
  • Teaching Innovations
  • Service (outside of classroom)
  • Community Service

Other Areas of Service

  • Service Honors, Awards, or Recognition
  • Service to Professional Organizations
  • Service within School District

Professional Activities

  • Awards and/or Certifications
  • Membership/Participation in Professional Organizations
  • Other Contributions to the Profession
  • Professional Development and/or Continued Education Publication
  • Research

Procedures for Recommendation

Nominations for this award should be submitted to NAPCSE’s Awards and Nominations Committee. NAPCSE ‘s Awards and Nominations Committee will review all applications and then determine its award recipients.

2005-2006 Selection Process and Time Line

  • March 1, 2006 - Deadline for nomination application
  • May 1, 2006 - Complete application packets due
  • May 15, 2006 - NAPCSE Awards Committee reviews applications and selects recipients
  • By May 30, 2006 - NAPCSE Award winners are notified

NAPCSE Excellence in Parenting Award

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Description of Award

This award is bestowed on parents of children in special education who have demonstrated an outstanding dedication to children in special education and/or making a difference in the lives of those in special education. Their dedication and commitment to exceptional children are the main criteria NAPCSE looks for when bestowing these awards on parents. NAPCSE recognizes and rewards parents in each state throughout the United States. The NAPCSE Excellence in Parenting Award is open to all parents with children in special education.

This award bears the NAPCSE official seal, the recipient's name, the name of the award, and the date awarded.

Eligibility

A candidate for the NAPCSE Excellence in Parenting Award will meet the following criteria:

  • Be nominated by someone (e.g. colleague, administrator, parent of a child with a disability, etc.)
  • Be a parent of a child in special education

Selection Criteria

Nominators are encouraged to consider addressing any or all of the activities listed below, in order to demonstrate the candidate's unique qualifications for the NAPCSE Excellence in Parenting Award.

Procedures for Recommendation

Nominations for this award should be submitted to NAPCSE’s Awards and Nominations Committee. NAPCSE ‘s Awards and Nominations Committee will review all applications and then determine its award recipients.

2005-2006 Selection Process and Time Line

  • March 1, 2006 - Deadline for nomination application
  • May 1, 2006 - Complete application packets due
  • May 15, 2006 - NAPCSE Awards Committee reviews applications and selects recipients
  • By May 30, 2006 - NAPCSE Award winners are notified

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NAPCSE Distinguished Service Award

Description of Award

The NAPCSE Distinguished Service Award is presented to a member, or members of NAPCSE, who have distinguished themselves in the field of special education, as well as having attained long-term service to the field of teaching exceptional children.

This award bears the NAPCSE official seal, the recipient's name, the name of the award, and the date awarded.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

The NAPCSE Distinguished Service Award is given to the individual who exhibits outstanding teaching, accessibility to students, tremendous relationship skills with colleagues and parents, and the highest of professional and ethical standards. Nominees are expected to have 10 years or more of teaching service in special education. Nominators and candidates are encouraged to consider addressing any or all of the activities listed below, in order to demonstrate the candidate's unique qualifications for the NAPCSE Distinguished Service Award.

Candidates will be judged based upon the following criteria:

Teaching

  • Curriculum Development
  • Engagements with Students in Educational Activities (outside of classroom)
  • Other Demonstrations of Quality Teaching
  • Relationships with Students, Parents, Colleagues, Administrators, etc.
  • Teaching Honors, Awards, or Recognition
  • Teaching Innovations

Service (outside of classroom)
Community Service

  • Other Areas of Service
  • Service Honors, Awards, or Recognition
  • Service to Professional Organizations
  • Service within School District

Professional Activities

  • Awards and/or Certifications
  • Membership/Participation in Professional Organizations
  • Other Contributions to the Profession
  • Professional Development and/or Continued Education
  • Publication
  • Research

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Procedures for Recommendation

Nominations for this award should be submitted to NAPCSE’s Awards and Nominations Committee. NAPCSE’s Awards and Nominations Committee will review all applications and then determine its award recipients.

2004-2005 Selection Process and Time Line

  • March 1, 2006 - Deadline for nomination application
  • May 1, 2006 - Complete application packets due
  • May 15, 2006 - NAPCSE Awards Committee reviews applications and selects recipients
  • By May 30, 2006 - NAPCSE Award winners are notified


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NAPCSE Lifetime Achievement Award

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Description of Award

The NAPCSE Lifetime Career Achievement Award honors an individual whose professional accomplishments have made a significant and lasting impact on the field of special education, and whose life and character have earned the respect and admiration of their professional colleagues.

This award bears the NAPCSE official seal, the recipient's name, the name of the award, and the date awarded.

Eligibility

Nominees must have served the profession over an extended period of time and will be honored for their service and performance.

Nominators and candidates are encouraged to consider addressing any or all of the activities listed below, in order to demonstrate the candidate's unique qualifications for the NAPCSE Lifetime Career Achievement Award.

This award is presented by NAPCSE in recognition of a lifetime of contributions to the field of working with, helping, and/or teaching in special education.

Selection Criteria

Nominees for the NAPCSE Lifetime Achievement Award should meet the following criteria:

Procedures for Recommendation

Nominations for this award should be submitted to NAPCSE’s Awards and Nominations Committee. NAPCSE’s Awards and Nominations Committee will review the data and then determine its award recipients.

2005-2006 Selection Process and Time Line

  • March 1, 2006 - Deadline for nomination application
  • May 1, 2006 - Complete application packets due
  • May 15, 2006 - NAPCSE Awards Committee reviews applications and selects recipients
  • By May 30, 2006 - NAPCSE Award winners are notified


 NAPCSE Honorary Membership Award

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Description of Award

Honorary Membership is to be bestowed upon special educators and parents who have distinguished themselves by their service and devotion to exceptional children. This shall be designated as one of the most distinguished awards. It shall be customary, but not mandatory, to grant one or more Honorary Memberships each year.

This award bears the NAPCSE official seal, the recipient's name, the name of the award, and the date awarded.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Nominees must have served the profession over an extended period of time and will be honored for their service and performance. Recipients are not NAPCSE members at the time of application.

Nominators and candidates are encouraged to consider addressing any or all of the activities listed below, in order to demonstrate the candidate's unique qualifications for the Honorary Membership Award

Teaching

  • Curriculum Development
  • Teaching Innovations
  • Relationships with Students, Parents, Colleagues, Administrators, etc.
  • Engagements with Students in Educational Activities (outside of classroom)
  • Teaching Honors, Awards, or Recognition
  • Other Demonstrations of Quality Teaching

Service (outside of classroom)

  • Community Service
  • Service within School District
  • Service to Professional Organizations
  • Service Honors, Awards, or Recognition
  • Other Areas of Service

Professional Activities

  • Research
  • Publication
  • Membership/Participation in Professional Organizations
  • Professional Development and/or Continued Education
  • Awards and/or Certifications
  • Other Contributions to the Profession

Procedures for Recommendation

Nominations for this award should be submitted to NAPCSE’s Awards and Nominations Committee. NAPCSE’s Awards and Nominations Committee will review the data and then determine its award recipients.

2005-2006 Selection Process and Time Line

  • March 1, 2006 - Deadline for nomination application
  • May 1, 2006 - Complete application packets due
  • May 15, 2006 - NAPCSE Awards Committee reviews applications and selects recipients
  • By May 30, 2006 - NAPCSE Award winners are notified

NAPCSE Medal of Excellence in Special Education

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Description of Award

NAPCSE Medal of Excellence in Special Educationis awarded to individuals who have made a commitment to advocate for children with disabilities and their families. The NAPCSE Medal ofExcellence in Special Educationis one of NAPCSEs most distinguished awards which will be bestowed no more than once a year and not necessarily every year.

The award medallion will have the recipient's name, the designation NAPCSE’s Medal ofExcellence in Special Education and the date awarded.

Eligibility

The nominee should be an individual who has been dedicated to changing political or governmental policies or who has directly influenced the legal rights of children with disabilities.

Procedures for Recommendation

Nominations for this award should be submitted to NAPCSE's Awards and Nominations Committee. NAPCSE's Awards and Nominations Committee will review the data and then determine its award recipients.

2004-2005 Selection Process and Time Line

  • March 1, 2006 - Deadline for nomination application
  • May 1, 2006 - Complete application packets due
  • May 15, 2006 - NAPCSE Awards Committee reviews applications and selects recipients
  • By May 30, 2006 - NAPCSE Award winners are notified

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