Much of the great work that is accomplished in our school systems every day by you and your peers—school business officials, principals, superintendents, school support staff, administrators, teachers, and other K–12 professionals—is unknown to the general public. Your exceptional commitment, extraordinary contributions, and innovative collaborations are generally hidden and unrecognized because in the education field, a culture of humility has created a climate of silence.
But changing conditions, a new culture of transparency, and the need to share best practices and inspire others are encouraging your peers to break this historical silence in education. And that’s why ASBO International is proud to support the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences International’s (AEASI) 2015 Bammy Awards.
These awards represent a cross-discipline honor that identifies and acknowledges the extraordinary work being done across the entire education field every day by professionals like you—from school business managers, financial officers, administrators, and teachers, to foodservice personnel, school nurses, technology officers, and custodial staff. Our teachers can't and don’t do everything alone—these awards recognize the collaborative nature of education, to encourage respect across the various domains, to raise the profile of the many undervalued and unrecognized people who are making a difference in the field, and to elevate education leaders as well as the values of education and lifelong learning in the public eye.
Nominating a boss, mentor, or another co-worker validates their achievements to the entire education community, creates good will, and helps spread the word about the innovative best practices that are happening in our schools. Do your part to break the silence; nominate a fellow school professional for an award to receive the recognition that they deserve.
The award program offers two honors in each education field, the Bammy Award and the Educators’ Voice Award. AEASI selects Bammy Award honorees, but you determine who receives the Educators' Voice Award by voting online for the people, programs, and organizations that you believe are making a difference in education. Learn more about this recognition opportunity, nominate a colleague, and vote for your Educators’ Voice Award candidate by May 15.