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WVEA Needs Your Help in Award Nominations

WVEA Seeks Award Nominations

Each year WVEA honors individuals who go above and beyond through a series of awards.

Do you know someone who has done outstanding service, shown professional courage or fosters community outreach? If so, nominate them for one of the WVEA’s annual awards.

Award categories are listed below, and a nomination form can be found here. The awards will be presented in late April at the WVEA’s Delegate Assembly banquet.

The WVEA Mary Titus/Janet Zevnik Award for Professional Courage is WVEA's oldest award, first presented in 1968. The award will be presented in either or both of the following situations: (1) a member who, over a long period of time, has constantly shown professional courage under fire and has uncompromisingly worked for the welfare of other teachers without catering to others for personal advancements, and/or (2) a member who, under severe and critical circumstances, has shown leadership beyond the call of duty and has taken considerable personal risk in standing up for the goals and purposes of the Association.

The WVEA Margaret Baldwin Friend of Education Award recognizes a person who has proven to be a true friend of education and has demonstrated this through leadership, actions and support at the state level. Nominees may not be educators by profession and are selected regardless of age, sex, race, color or creed.

The WVEA Corma A. Mowrey Memorial Award originated in 1983 in honor of the late Corma Mowrey, a past president of the National Education Association. This award recognizes demonstrated leadership ability in activities which are unique and contribute to the advancement of women. It may be awarded to members or non-educators.