Awards to recognize service provided by administrative professionals
Created in 2009, the Holly Jack Outstanding Service Award honors the memory of longtime IASB administrative assistant, Holly Jack. The purpose of the award is both to honor Holly’s contribution and to recognize the extraordinary work and service provided by administrative professionals who assist their local boards of education.
Note: The Holly Jack Award is normally presented to the winner at the Joint Annual Conference in November. Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the cancellation of the Annual Conference, the 2020 award presentation will instead take place virtually on November 19 at noon.
Who is eligible
Nominees must be local district employees (superintendent’s secretary, superintendent’s administrative assistant, or school board recording secretary) that have performed the duties of a board secretary for a minimum of five years.
In order to qualify for the recognition, nominees must demonstrate characteristics that Holly Jack found essential in her work with local school districts. Some of these qualifications include a constant desire for self-improvement, passion for public education work, dedication toward improving the quality of life for others and the quality of education in the community, independent problem solving abilities, and innovation and imagination within the work environment.
How to apply
Application forms must be signed by the board president and district superintendent, and submitted by September 30. Additional letters of support from individuals may be included. Further information on qualifying criteria is available in the application form.
The 2020 award will be presented to the winner via a virtual presentation for administrative professionals on November 19 at noon.