Arizona Community Education Association (AZCEA) Awards

Community Educators do not have to look far to find colleagues or programs in Arizona doing amazing work for the children and families they serve. Arizona Community Education Association is proud to recognize these Community Educators and programs at its annual conference each spring in the following Categories:

 

 

Community Educator of the Year Nomination - https://goo.gl/forms/Vy7Itwb9LujwLw4q2

Administrator/ Regional Leader of the Year Nomination - https://goo.gl/forms/38CpQbaDvradMvwV2

Program Leader of the Year Nomination (1-5 Employees Supervised) - https://goo.gl/forms/6tNEuSC9WVZVbfny1

Program Leader of the Year Nomination (6-10 Employees Supervised) - https://goo.gl/forms/BFM2hPSm1hqhXb7Y2

Program Leader of the Year Nomination (11+ Employees Supervised) - https://goo.gl/forms/XPj5Dj97lDgVt2dW2

Program Line Staff of the Year Nomination - https://goo.gl/forms/bktaO6i9gAAFuW412

Program Line Staff Rookie of the Year Nomination - https://goo.gl/forms/l86z6rRj5lJVc9lr1

Site Specific Program of the Year Nomination - https://goo.gl/forms/kOPrkoQdYEkQjVJm2

District-wide Program of the Year Nomination - https://goo.gl/forms/oKY4prA3IoqrpMF73

Office Staff of the Year Nomination - https://goo.gl/forms/Ttyl1NvKf36OX2B62

 

AZCEA Awards Selection Criteria

All award nominations must be submitted no later than February 28, 2019. 
Please note, previous award winners may not be nominated for another award for a three-year period following their selection as an award winner.

  • Program of the Year (Visa Gift Card award of $300):

    o   Excellence in overall program design and delivery

    o   Meets the needs of the community

    o   Participants could include anyone from infants to adults

    o   Must be a district-wide program as opposed to a single site

    o   A total of 1 recipient may be awarded each year

  • Program of the Year: Site specific (Visa Gift Card award of $300):

    o   Excellence in overall program design and delivery

    o   Meets the needs of the community

    o   Participants could include anyone from infants to adults

    o   Must be a site specific program as opposed to being district-wide

    o   A total of 1 recipient may be awarded each year

  • Program Leader of the Year (Visa Gift Card award of $150/each):

    o   Exemplify what it means to lead a team of individuals to successfully implement a high quality program

    o   Must work directly with the program line staff at the specific location they are assigned

    o   A total of 3 recipients may be awarded each year. One from each of the following:

    §  1-5 employees supervised

    §  6-10 employees supervised

    §  11+ employees supervised

  • Office Staff of the Year (Visa Gift Card award of $150/each):

    o   Consistently go above and beyond to help deliver outstanding customer service to all customers both internal and external

    o   May be responsible for specific projects and outcomes or provide general customer service

    o   Must be the initial point of contact in the office

    o   A total of 3 recipients may be awarded each year

  • Program Line Staff of the Year (Visa Gift Card award of $150/each):

    o   Consistently go above and beyond to help deliver outstanding programming

    o   May be responsible for specific projects and outcomes such as:

    §  on-site support for outside user groups who rent district space (i.e., custodian, ranger, etc.)

    §  supervision of students in preschool and out-of-school time programs

    o   Must work on the “front line” with program participants

    o   A total of 3 recipients may be awarded each year

  • Administrator/Regional Leader of the Year (Visa Gift Card award of $150/each):

    o   Proven track record of leading teams of staffs across multiple programs and/or locations

    o   Through their efforts, continuous quality improvement thrives as well as overall program and/or department effectiveness and efficiency

    o   Must be responsible for total program oversight across multiple types of programs and/or locations

    o   Could be considered district administrators or support staff, but they must have full supervisory responsibility for teams of individuals as well as complete budgetary oversight

    o   A total of 3 recipients may be awarded each year

  • Community Educator of the Year (Visa Gift Card award of $400):

    o   Repeatedly exhibited leadership in all aspects of their work which resulted in a high level of community impact for a significant amount of time

    o   Must have at least 15 years of service

    o   Is identified as a leader in the work/field

    o   Does not have to be in a defined leadership role (i.e., program leader, administrator, regional leader), but instead could support their department or program from any position

    o   Only 1 recipient will be awarded each year