Honor a member with Education Minnesota Human Rights Award
Education Minnesota honors its members who help protect and advance the human and civil rights of educators and students by presenting the Education Minnesota Human Rights Award.
Education Minnesota members, local affiliates and intermediate organizations may nominate a member for the award, which will be presented at the 2013 Representative Convention.
Nominators must submit a single completed nomination on the official nomination form in a loose-leaf binder that also includes:
- Additional documentation that attests to the nominee's accomplishments; see criteria below
- The nominee’s resume.
- An 8x10-inch photo of the nominee with the nominee's name on the back of the photo
- A nomination letter of 1,000 or fewer words.
Nomination forms and documentation must be postmarked no later than March 1. Electronic copies are preferred; email them to Education Minnesota staff members Amy Derwinski or Tony Sheehan.
Send paper nominations to:
41 Sherburne Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55103
Awards are presented to members who meet one or more of the following criteria through work, contributions or programs. The criteria are not listed in order of importance.
- Helped protect and advance the human and civil rights of educators and students.
- Designed and implemented project(s) to inform the membership about the meaning of human and civil rights and how they can be protected or are abridged.
- Designed and initiated plans that identify and encourage the use of effective teaching materials reflecting the value of diversity.
- Worked to eradicate discrimination within the profession.
- Promoted equal educational opportunity and access for all students.
- Worked to eliminate hate-motivated incidents and/or harassment.
- Worked to reduce violence and promote peace.
- Helped to eliminate stereotyping in the curriculum, schools or community.
- Established or improved an effective human rights program.
- Worked to educate others about extremists who threaten the human and civil rights of others.
- Worked to promote educational opportunity for physically and/or mentally challenged students.
- Worked to build more effective partnerships with family, school and communities of color.
- Implemented a successful model of differentiated instruction to reach diverse learners in the classroom.
Education Minnesota accepts nominations without regard to race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation or national origin. It reserves the right to present no award. Education Minnesota will present the award to the nominee as selected by the Education Minnesota Human Rights Committee and approved by the Education Minnesota Executive Committee.
For more information, contact Education Minnesota field representative Amy Derwinski, 952-831-7799 or 877-462-5835, or Education Minnesota attorney Tony Sheehan, 651-292-4827 or 800-652-9073.
January 07, 2013