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Nomination Criteria

Anyone can submit a nomination. Nominations will be considered and judged by the Hall of Excellence Induction Committee. Academy District 20 alumni, staff members and community members are all eligible with the following requirements:

  • Staff members must have had a minimum of 20 years of experience in the education field, must have served in Academy District 20 for at least 10 years, and must be retired or resigned from Academy District 20 for five years.

  • Any community member can be nominated.

  • Any alumni may be nominated five years after graduation and can be considered for achievements outside of school. Distinguished achievement in a chosen profession or an educational program is expected.

  • Any person associated with the district who had a purposeful contribution resulting in a tangible effect on our education system.

  • All nomination packets are kept for three to five years. Therefore if a nominee is not chosen the first year they were nominated, they will be considered at least four more times.

Required Nomination Information

Before starting the nomination process, please ensure that you have all of the required information.

  • Nominee’s name and category (alumni, staff, community member, other).

  • Name, phone number and email information of nominator and nominee.

  • Indication of the nominator’s relationship to the nominee.

  • A narrative, typically written by the nominator, not exceeding 1,000 words describing the nominee’s contributions and how the nominee embodies the district's mission, vision and values. The narrative must also include information explaining how the nominee made a lasting contribution to the district.

  • A letter of support (must be fewer than 500 words) from someone other than the nominator.