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NAACP- Diversity Educator Nominations

Posted on: March 5, 2018
NAACP Diversity Educator Award Nominations:
The Oxford NAACP Education Committee is seeking nominations for the 2018 Diversity Educator of the Year.  The award will be presented to the recipient at the NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the MU Shriver Center.  The honoree will receive a $200 award to spend on educational materials which promote diversity awareness and are to be shared with all staff in the district.  The criteria for the Diversity Educator of the Year is for any employee of the Talawanda School District who:
  • Promotes equality and fairness,
  • Demonstrates appreciation for diversity,
  • Exemplifies acceptance of all people, and
  • Challenges others to broaden their perspectives.
Previous recipients have been:
2007     Amy Young
2008     Darlene Mahaney
2009     Ruth Pettitt
2010     Joe O’Flynn (also recognized Kelly Spivey, diversity administrator)
2011     Mel Edwards (also recognized Vicki Brunn, diversity administrator)
2012     Lois Meade 
2013     Linda Bucher (also recognized Jason Merz, diversity administrator)
2014     Alison Bridge (Honorable Mention Kari Croucher and Teri Morris)
2015     Jamillah Hamidullah (also recognized Amy Macechko, diversity administrator and honorable mention              to Suzi Katto and Stephanie Aerni)
2016     Kari King (also recognized Ashley Sammons, Jeannie Lefevers-Cummins & Nate Silberstein)
2017      Elise McWilliams
Letters of nomination, with a description of activities by the nominee, should be sent to Ann Wengler at AKWengl@aol.com or to 610 David Drive, Oxford, Ohio 45056.  Nominations must be received by Friday, March 23, 2018.