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Nominations are open for the fifteenth annual Nassau BOCES Education Partner Awards program

Enter your nominations nowNominations are now being accepted for the Nassau BOCES Education Partner Awards, which recognizes those who have made a measurable impact on public education in Nassau County. If you know an individual or organization that has made a significant contribution to education, now is the time to honor their efforts. Nominations to be considered for the 2022 award are due by Friday, November 12, 2021.

For nearly 15 years, Nassau BOCES has recognized those exceptional individuals and organizations that share its commitment to empowering students of all ages and abilities to achieve their maximum potential. Over 150 Education Partners have been named and commended for their outstanding support of, and influence on, public education.

Education Partners come from all walks of life and have included families, educators, coaches, business people, superintendents, journalists, medical professionals, volunteers, legislators, college professors and retirees. The award is open to anyone who has made a significant contribution to education, from pre-school to adult education.

Nominations can be made in any of the following six award categories: 

  • Education Partner (open to all)
  • Nassau BOCES employees
  • Organizations
  • School Board Members
  • Students
  • Teachers

This year it’s easier than ever to make a nomination. The agency’s goal is to show appreciation for as many outstanding advocates of education as possible. To submit a candidate, simply visit the Nassau BOCES website and complete the online nomination or download a form. You’ll need to include a brief essay explaining the reasons for your nomination, as well as an example of how your candidate has made a difference in public education.

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Winners will be announced in January 2022 and honored later that year at a special event sponsored by the Nassau BOCES Educational Foundation Visit for more information about the program.