Arlington SEPTA Recognition for
Excellence in Supporting Special Education
Ceremony will be held on
Thursday, May 11, 2017, 6:30-7:30pm
Thomas Jefferson Middle School Auditorium
APS Superintendent Patrick Murphy and
APS Director of Special Education
Paul Jamelske will co-present.
Please fill out a separate nomination form for each of the following categories:
- Educator and/or Support Staff
One award recipient will be selected for the Crawford Award.
- School or Program
One award recipient will be selected for the McBride Award.
- Parent or Volunteer
One award recipient will be selected for the Howie Award.
One award recipient will be selected for the Nannini Award.
Guidelines for Nominations
Educator and/or Support Staff: (includes teachers, instructional assistants, therapists, related service providers, and administrators): This nominee is someone who has provided innovative or consistently outstanding services to advance the success of APS special education students, above and beyond the requirements of their job description, including but not limited to:
- Providing school leadership in developing or carrying out instructional or social practices to promote achievement and participation of students receiving special education services.
- Implementing exceptional teaching practices in the classroom (special education or general education) which enable achievement and participation of students receiving special education services.
- At the administrator level, providing outstanding support for special education through the school or district’s policy and practices that, creates a culture of valuing, sharing and celebrating special education within the school community.
- Ensuring that all students, including students with disabilities, are encouraged and welcomed in before and after school activities, and have the support and other means to make such participation accessible to all.
School or Program: A school based program that has demonstrated outstanding results in promoting success of students with disabilities through the cooperative efforts of school administration, general education staff, special education staff, parents and students.
Parent or Volunteer: A parent or volunteer who has made an outstanding
contribution to the APS special education community in one or more of the
- Dissemination of valuable information to staff and/or parents
- Planning and conducting staff or parent training programs
- Providing support to school programs by organizing volunteers or providing
direct in-school assistance.
- Providing support to parents through participation in group meetings,
PTO/PTA functions or other relevant community events
Student: An APS student who has made an outstanding contribution to school
objectives, programs or activities in one or more of the following ways:
- Actively participates in school programs that increase peer acceptance and support of individual differences
- Demonstrates leadership in student activities to promote a spirit of caring, belonging and cooperation among the student body
1. Complete the form below and write a Nominating Statement of 500 words or less.
2. Be sure to click the Submit button at very bottom of page (below the Nominating Statement).
3. Nominating Statements are provided to award recipients and may be shared in part or in their entirety at the awards event. Information about nominators, however, are not shared with award recipients.
Nominations must be received by Friday, April 7 2017.
Late submissions will not be accepted.