Awards

Each year, HAAEYC honors individuals who have made contributions to the field of early care and education through our Awards program. Nominations for the following awards must be received by March 16, 2013. Honorees are recognized at the Annual Awards Event in May of each year.

The categories for awards are as follows :

  • Classroom Teacher of the Year

  • Teacher Educator of the Year

  • Administrator of the Year

  • Advocate of the Year

  • Elected Official of the Year

  • Susan Hargrave Trainer of the Year

2012HAAEYC Awards Winners:

Classroom Teachers of the Year Zelda Harris, Tiffany Mays, Ilka Rodriguez-Arza

Administrator of the Year Mike McGilvray

Teacher Educator of the Year Margaret Ellis

Susan Hargrave Trainer of the Year Linda Morgan-Dorsey

Advocate of the Year Dallas Jones

Advocate of the Year : Elected Official – Wanda Adams

Lifetime Achievement Award Susan Lahmeyer

Classroom Teacher of the Year

This individual is acknowledged for his/her outstanding teaching practices and for the ways in which parents and community are involved in the classroom. Criteria for selecting the award recipient will include :

  • Direct teaching experience with children
  • Involvement in HAAEYC
  • Other professional community activities
The recipient of this honor is also awarded the $1,000.00 Elsie Samuels Scholarship Award. This scholarship is to be used to attend the NAEYC Conference and to purchase classroom materials.

Teacher Educator of the Year

This individual is acknowledged for his/her contribution to the education of teachers. Criteria for selecting the award recipient will include :

  • Teaching experience
  • AEYC involvement
  • Other professional community activities

Administrator of the Year

This individual is acknowledged for his/her ability to be an effective administrator of programs for children. Criteria for selecting the award recipient will include :

  • Administrative experience
  • AEYC involvement
  • Other professional community activities

Advocate of the Year

This individual is acknowledged for his/her ability to speak out in an effort to raise public awareness and effect public policy for children. Criteria for selecting this award recipient will include :

  1. Having membership in groups concerned with children’s issues
  2. Attending meetings where issues involving young children are discussed and speaking for children.
  3. Writing on behalf of children
  4. Telephoning or personally contacting persons who are in positions to improve the quality of life for young children

Elected Official of the Year

This elected official is acknowledged for positively affecting public policy for children. Criteria for selecting the award recipient will include :

  • Elected to a local, state, or national level of government
  • Representation of himself/herself as a leader in the development of significant and recent legislation which benefits young children or their families

Susan Hargrave Trainer of the Year Award

This individual is recognized for his/her contribution to the early childhood field as an outstanding trainer. Criteria for selecting the award recipient will include :

  • Training Experience
  • AEYC involvement
  • Other community activities
Awards Nomination Form – English
Awards Nomination Form – Spanish
All honorees for the above awards will be submitted by HAAEYC to the TAEYC Awards Committee to be considered for state level awards. To submit your nomination download the application by clicking on the Awards Form Nomination link.All nominations must be received by our office no later than January 30th each year.