ISBE Accepting Burroughs Award Nominations through October 27
Date PostedOctober 20, 2023
The Burroughs Award recognizes extraordinary leadership on behalf of education at the local level. The nominating criteria for the recognition includes:
- Personal leadership in improving student learning, closing achievement gaps, and supporting educational excellence; and/or
- Personal leadership in expanding educational opportunities for underserved students; and/or
- Personal leadership in resolving a crisis or major difficulty with the result of more equitable outcomes for students.
The award was created in 1991 in memory of the late ISBE chairperson, who was at one time school board president for Collinsville CUSD 10. The award is presented annually in November at the Joint Annual Conference.
Full information and the Thomas Lay Burroughs Award Nomination Form is available on the ISBE website.