Educator of the Year Award
Educator of the Year Award
The Mississippi American Legion Department of Mississippi “Educator of the Year” Award program serves to recognize dedicated and devoted individuals who, on a constant basis, give so much of themselves on behalf of the education of the children of Mississippi.
Many programs within Mississippi schools by The American Legion and other organizations are designed to recognize and benefit the students of these school systems.
However, no program recognizes the work performed by teachers, not only in assisting our organization with these programs but more importantly recognizing the contribution made by teachers on a day-in-day-out basis.
Just like veterans, teachers are unsung heroes of this nation who build our nation's future by working with the youth of today.
The Department Education Committee believes the presenting of an “Educator of the Year” award within The American Legion Department of Mississippi will serve to strengthen the bonds that exist between the American Legion, the schools of Mississippi, and the administrators and educators of these schools.
It is felt that this program will increase the recognition factor and exposure of The AmericanLegion Department of Mississippi within the schools of the Mississippi and be beneficial to our efforts in Mississippi schools and for Mississippi youth in years to come.
The American Legion Department of Miss “Educator of the Year” award is open to any educator in grades K-12 in and public, private, or parochial schools or academy in the state of Mississippi recognized by the Mississippi Department of Education.
The American Legion Department of Mississippi “Educator of the Year” award is open to any educator in any course(s) of instruction. The American Legion Department of Mississippi “Educator of the Year” award is open to every Post in the Department.
As established by the Department Education Committee, the levels of award for this program will be: (a) “Educator of the Year” (b) Posts may provide their own selection, but are not mandated to do so.
The American Legion Department of Mississippi “Educator of the Year” will be selected by the Department Education Committee from all Department-wide nominees. Winners will receive a suitable plaque and monetary award to be presented at the Department Convention and (1) nights lodging at the Department Convention each year.
Other expenses related to attending the Convention will be at the discretion of the Post.
Housing arrangements will be coordinated by the Department Education Chairman and the Department Adjutant.
The American Legion Department of Mississippi “Educator of the Year” will receive recognition in the Mississippi Legion” Aire news.
Post nominations must be forwarded to the Department Educator Chairman by May 1 of the current year.
If your Post is interested in submitting a nominee, and I hope every Post considers this opportunity to do so. If you do not have a Department package giving instructions for making the nominations, please contact the Department Chairman, listed below:
Chairman Robert Endt, at firstname.lastname@example.org