Holly Jack Service Award

Award to recognize the dedication and 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. 

Who is eligible? 

Nominees must be local district employees (superintendent’s secretary, superintendent’s administrative assistant, or school board recording secretary) who have performed the work required of the school board secretary. 

To be eligible for the award, an individual must: 

  • Be a current district employee through the date of this year’s Joint Annual Conference.  
  • Have been employed in their current position for at least five years. 
  • Serve as an administrative professional. 
  • Provide support to the school board. 

How is the Holly Jack Outstanding Service Award selected? 

A panel of impartial judges will select the winner. The criteria include the following characteristics: 

  • Performance: Performs “above and beyond” expectations, always going the extra mile to serve the district’s educational staff, school board, community members, and students. 
  • Initiative: Demonstrates independent problem-solving ability. 
  • Innovation: Demonstrates imagination in the work environment. 
  • Staff Development: Strives to empower, embrace, and equip colleagues with the knowledge and resources to achieve their goals and reach their professional and personal potential. 
  • Individual Professional Development: Demonstrates a desire for continuous professional development, improvement, and excellence. 
  • Passion: Demonstrates a passion for public education.
  • Dedication: Devotes time and energy to improving the quality of life for others in the educational community and the district's education quality. 

How to Apply 

Application forms and nomination letters from the board president and district superintendent must be submitted by September 15 at 5 p.m. Up to five additional letters of support from individuals may be included (at least one letter of support is required). Further information on qualifying criteria and what information needs to be submitted is available in the application form.  

Holly Jack Outstanding Service Award Application 

More information is available by contacting Kathryn Bulava, ext. 1127.

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