Nominate a champion of minority rights

Published on Wednesday, January 29, 2014

NJEA is accepting nominations for the 2014 Ethnic Minority Affairs & Leadership Image Award, which honors members who have been champions of ethnic minority rights/issues and have significantly affected education and the achievement of equal opportunity for those facing discrimination due to their ethnicity.

The award will be presented by the NJEA Minority Leadership and Recruitment (ML&R) Committee at its annual conference this April. To be eligible the honored individual must be an NJEA member or retired member in good standing for the past three years.


The nominee must be a member who demonstrates leadership in ethnic minority issues, positively affected ethnic and minority members, and performs one or more of the following activities.

  • Establishes programs that engage and involve the community in the improvement of public education for all students.
  • Promotes the inclusion of diversity and social justice education in in-service and pre-service programs as well as in association training.
  • Works in partnership with other agencies/groups to promote ethnic-minority educational issues within his or her community.

Nomination procedures

Nominations will be accepted from individual active or retired members of NJEA as well as local and county affiliates. The award recipient must be available to attend the ML&R Conference dinner scheduled for April 252014 at the Doubletree Hotel, Somerset, NJ. The ML&R Committee will make the final selection with the approval of the NJEA Executive Committee.

Nominations must be accompanied by appropriate documentation that may include newspaper clippings, newsletters, online reports, programs, certificates, citations pictures, and other such materials.

Nomination forms, and supporting documents must be received by
Monday, March 3, 2014

Questions? Email Thomas Hardy at

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