Chamber Invites Nominations for Partners in Education Award

Posted October 11, 2011

The Partners in Education Award was developed to promote the collaboration of Business and Education.  As such, the award will celebrate outstanding efforts of a teacher or other school system staff member who is working toward this cooperative objective in a remarkably creative yet constructive way, on behalf of the students and the community. 

The award will honor a Chemung County school teacher or other staff member who has far exceeded the duties and traditional expectations of a job description and to an extraordinarily high level demonstrates the following:

1. A general understanding and appreciation of local economic development and workforce development issues and a positive promotion of those issues with students, including an encouragement that students explore local career opportunities.

2. Subscription to the philosophy that business is the customer of the school district.

3. A commitment to develop in students the knowledge and skills necessary to be effective in today’s local workplace.  A promotion of soft yet essential skills such as interpersonal communication, responsibility, critical thinking and creativity, especially in concert with the applications of higher level math, science and technical concepts through relevant problem solving.

To nominate a candidate for the Partners in Education Award, please send a nominating e-mail to tara@chemungchamber.org and include the following:

A. The nominee’s first and last name

B. The nominee’s title and school or district of employment

C. The nominator’s name, title and contact information

D. In no more than 100 words, a description of how the nominee portrays the award criteria and in so doing becomes a deserving recipient

Nominations must be received by the Chamber of Commerce no later than October 26, 2011.

The successful nominator will be notified by November 18, 2011, two weeks before the presentation event.  The nominator will have the honor of informing the recipient of the award.  The recipient and two guests and the nominator will be complimentary invitees to the presentation.  Additional tickets to the event will be available for purchase.

The award will be presented at the Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, December 6, 2011, at the Elmira Country Club.

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