2012 ADVOCACY AWARD NOMINATION FORM
Shirley Igo Advocate of the Year Award
In 2008, the PTA marked the passing of one of PTA’s greatest child advocate leaders, former National PTA President Shirley Igo (2001-2003). Shirley was a model of public service and volunteerism throughout her life. She was an impassioned and compassionate leader, dedicated to moving PTA forward and committed to ensuring that others would follow. Formerly PTA’s designated federal advocate on Capitol Hill, Igo ensured that PTA had a voice in federal legislation. In 2001, Shirley lobbied Congress to include PTA’s definition of parent involvement, as well as provisions for parent participation, in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act—No Child Left Behind Act (ESEA-NCLB). In 2003, Igo led the way in lobbying for mandatory funding for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and ESEA-NCLB applauding parent involvement provisions but expressing concern about ESEA-NCLB’s strong emphasis on testing as primary tool for assessing school performance.
To honor Shirley, PTA presents an annual award to one individual who most exemplifies the qualities that made Shirley a true advocate for all children. The person chosen to receive this award will receive an all-expense paid* trip to the 2012 Legislative Conference and will be recognized at an awards ceremony on Capitol Hill.
** Expenses include and are limited to round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations, ground transportation, conference registration and materials, and per-diem food expenses.**
Nominations may only be submitted by someone other than the nominee.
The nominee must be a current PTA member whose unit/council/district/state is in good standing. Additionally, the nominee’s federal advocacy efforts must have taken place within the last year and documentation of these efforts must be provided. Nominations will be reviewed by Legislation Committee and the PTA National President. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The 2012 Shirley Igo Advocate of the Year award will be presented to an individual PTA member, who through their leadership and advocacy efforts, affected federal policy priorities within PTA’s annual Public Policy Agenda. Shirley was a model of public service and volunteerism throughout her life. She was an impassioned and compassionate leader, dedicated to moving PTA forward and committed to ensuring that others would follow.
The deadline for nomination is January 10, 2012. All submissions must be submitted online via this website. All application materials must be submitted on or before 5 pm Pacific Standard Time on January 10, 2012.
If you have any questions about the award criteria or nomination process, please contact Jacque Chevalier at firstname.lastname@example.org at (800) 307-4782 x3351.
Award winners will be notified by January 18.
Nominations may only be submitted by someone other than the nominee. The nominee must be a current PTA member whose unit/council/district/state is in good standing. The nominee’s federal advocacy efforts must have taken place within the last year.
Only COMPLETE online nominations will be considered.
Complete nominations will include:
• Contact and PTA membership information for both the nominee and submitting unit;
• A brief narrative for five questions concerning the nominee's federal advocacy on behalf of PTA(500 words or less recommended per question); and
Nominations are encouraged to include:
Attachments: Resume of nominee and/or letters of recommendation
(maximum of three letters of recommendation per nomination)
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