Nominations for Holly Jack Outstanding Service Award Now Being Accepted

  • Date Posted
    April 11, 2024
  • Category
Each year, IASB honors the dedication and service provided by administrative professionals who assist their local boards of education and perform the duties of the school board secretary with an award presented at the Joint Annual Conference in November.

The Holly Jack Outstanding Service Award is named in memory of longtime IASB administrative assistant Holly Jack. In order to be eligible for the award individuals must exhibit characteristics Holly Jack understood were instrumental to serving in the position and for championing public education. Those traits include
  • 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.
Nominations must be for a current district employee serving as an administrative professional (superintendent’s secretary, superintendent’s administrative assistant, or school board recording secretary) who has performed the work required of the school board secretary for at least five years.
Application forms and nomination letters from the board president and district superintendent need to be submitted by September 15. Up to five additional letters of support from individuals may be included (at least one letter of support is required). Further details on qualifying criteria are available in the application.