The Dr. Howard Jack Outstanding Public Educator Award was created by the Board of Trustees of the Washington County Community Foundation in 2008 to recognize a local public educator who has displayed the ability to inspire children from all backgrounds and abilities, who has earned the respect of colleagues, students and parents, and who is actively engaged in the community. The award is named in honor of Founding Trustee and Past Chairman of the Board, Dr. Howard Jack.
All primary and secondary public school educators serving students in Washington County are eligible. Educators shall include certified teachers, school administrators, and other educators who support public education in grades K-12. One award will be presented each year. Nominees not selected in one year may be resubmitted in another year.
In addition to an engraved crystal bowl, the award will include a grant to the educational program with which the recipient is associated. Presentation of the award will be at the WCCF Legacy Celebration. The amount of the grant shall be determined by the WCCF Board of Trustees, considering available financial resources.
On a continual basis, the WCCF will publicize the availability of the award through its publications and news releases. Applications, which are to be submitted using this electronic nomination form, will be accepted until January 31 of each year. Three letters of recommendation, one from a colleague, one from a student, and one from a parent, each attesting to the nominee’s qualifications, are required. Nomination forms and letters of recommendation will be forwarded to the WCCF Marketing Committee for review and recommendation to the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees, in its sole discretion, shall have the final responsibility of selecting the annual recipient.