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Honor a member with Education Minnesota Human Rights Award

Help us honor members who work for educators' and students' human and civil rights by nominating them for the Education Minnesota Human Rights Award.

We accept nominations from Education Minnesota members, local affiliates and intermediate organizations. To nominate a member, submit a single completed nomination on the official nomination form along with these items:

  • Information regarding the nominee's accomplishments; see criteria below (optional).
  • The nominee’s resume.
  • An 8x10-inch photo of the nominee with the nominee's name on the back of the photo (optional).
  • A nomination letter of 1,000 or fewer words.

Your nomination form and documentation must be postmarked no later than March 1.

We prefer electronic nominations; email them to Education Minnesota staff member Tony Sheehan at tony.sheehan@edmn.org.

Send paper nominations to:
Attn: President
Education Minnesota
41 Sherburne Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55103

Selection criteria
We present the award 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 projects to inform members 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 end discrimination within the profession.
  • Promoted equal educational opportunity and access for all students.
  • Worked to end hate-motivated incidents and/or harassment.
  • Worked to reduce violence and promote peace.
  • Helped to end stereotyping in the curriculum, schools or community.
  • Established or improved an effective human rights program.
  • Worked to educate others about extremists who threaten human and civil rights.
  • Worked to promote educational opportunity for physically and/or mentally challenged students.
  • Worked to build more effective partnerships with families, schools and communities of color.
  • Implemented a successful model of differentiated instruction to reach diverse learners in the classroom.

We accept nominations without regard to race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation or national origin. We reserve the right to present no award. The Education Minnesota Human Rights Committee selects the honoree, who is approved by the Education Minnesota Executive Committee. We'll present the award at the 2014 Representative Convention in April.

Questions? Contact Tony Sheehan, 651-227-9541 or 800-652-9073.

Education Minnesota is an affiliate of the National Education Association, the American Federation of Teachers and AFL-CIO.

Education Minnesota
41 Sherburne Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55103
800-652-9073
651-227-9541

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