Do you know an individual or group that has made a significant contribution to public education in New Jersey?

Nominations are now being sought for the 2017 NJEA Ruthann Sheer Award for Distinguished Service to Education. The award is named in memory of an educator from Hackensack who was its 1994 recipient. The award was first presented in 1934.

The award is designed to call public attention to those who greatly serve New Jersey public schools and children. Any New Jersey resident or organization, including educators, may be nominated. Excluded are NJEA officers during their terms in office.

Past award recipients have included state and federal lawmakers, reporters and editors, newspapers, the New Jersey Congress of Parents and Teachers, PTA leaders, former NJEA presidents and staff, State Board of Education members, trustees of the Teachers’ Pension and Annuity Fund, school board members, and others who have promoted public school employee rights and public schools.

Nominations must be sent in writing with reasons for the recommendation.

Send nominations to:

Ruthann Sheer Distinguished Service Award
PO Box 1211
Trenton, NJ 08607-1211

Nominations must be received no later than June 15, 2017.

The NJEA Executive Committee selects award recipients based on recommendations by the Distinguished Service Award Committee.

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