Nominations are now open for the 2015 Bammy Awards, which are organized by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences International and seek to recognize the outstanding contributions made by those working in and around education.
Every day, great work is being done in schools by teachers, administrators, staff, parents and students, but unfortunately, much of this is unknown to the general public. The Bammy Awards program was created to showcase the unsung contributions, collaborative spirit and exceptional role models that represent the best elements of American education. National PTA is pleased to support the awards program as the association believes it is essential to spotlight and recognize the exceptional commitment, extraordinary contributions and innovative collaborations among educators, families and communities across the nation.
Through the awards program, everyone is invited to nominate, vote for and publically share stories – in 36 categories, including Parent Group Leader – of the great things happening in their school communities. We all know amazing teachers, principals, superintendents, school nurses, engaged parents, school librarians, school custodians and caring school staff. We encourage you to take a moment to nominate deserving individuals and help shine a light on the great work being done in education.
In addition to supporting the Bammy Awards, National PTA has designated May 4-8, 2015 Teacher Appreciation Week to honor and celebrate teachers and important contributions they make to ensure every child succeeds and reaches his/her full potential. Teacher Appreciation Week is the perfect time to recognize teachers who are making a difference in the lives of children in your community. Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week by nominating a special teacher for a Bammy Award.
Visit www.bammyawards.org for more information on the awards program. The nomination and voting period ends May 15.
Sherri Wilson is a senior manager of family and community engagement for National PTA. Wilson was the recognized by the Academy of Arts and Sciences with the 2014 Bammy Award for Parent Group Leader as well as the 2014 Educators Voice Award for Parent Group Leader of the Year.