The NHSTE Pat Keyes and Susan Janosz Award nominations are back for 2021 and are now open!
Deadline for nominations is set for Friday, October 1st, 2021.
Do you have a teacher or teacher leader in your school or district who should be acknowledged for their contributions to school, students, faculty, and school culture? Do you know a local “technology hero” who went above and beyond to help learners and other teachers survive the difficult times of the past year? This is the perfect opportunity to let that person know their efforts are appreciated and recognize their contributions.
We are looking forward to celebrating the exciting efforts of NH educators once again. Nominate yourself or a friend for one of these two Prestigious NHSTE awards.
Pat Keyes Technology - Using Educator Award
The NHSTE Technology Using Educator Award is named in memory of Pat Keyes; a former secondary teacher in the Keene School District who served NHSTE in many capacities including editor of the NHSTE Connections. The nominee for this award will be an educator who exemplifies the following:
Functions as a public or private PreK-12 teacher providing direct instruction in a New Hampshire school(s).
Developed effective units integrating educational technology.
Demonstrated improved student performance with application of technology.
Shared ideas/initiatives in formal and informal arenas using traditional and electronic methods.
Susan Janosz Technology Impact Award
The NHSTE Technology Impact Award is named in memory of Susan Janosz, longtime employee of the Manchester School District who was employed as a Technology Integrator. The nominee for this award will be an educational professional who exemplifies the following:
Provides leadership in a public or private PreK-16 New Hampshire school(s).
The nominee's work has had a significant positive impact on technology use in education locally, statewide, regionally and/or nationally.
The nominee has involved the community in the initiative or program to facilitate partnerships with business and/or legislative initiatives to advance the use of technology in education.
Supported technology within the context of school reform, restructuring and improvement.
Demonstrated a commitment to ongoing self-education by keeping abreast of emerging technologies.
The quality of education and/or work experience has been significantly advanced in the nominee's workplace as a result of the nominee's efforts.
In the past, this award has gone to Technology Directors, Technology Coordinators, Technology Integrationists, Curriculum Coordinators, Media Specialists/Generalists, SAU Administration (i.e., Superintendents and Assistant Superintendents) and/or School District Administrators (i.e., Principals and Vice Principals).
Award winners receive $1,000, a plaque, and a letter of congratulations from the Governor. They are also nominated to receive a NH Edies Award in the spring of the following year.
NHSTE Awards Chair
Read the descriptions (found below) for both the Susan Janosz Technology Impact Award and the Pat Keyes Technology-Using Educator Award to decide which award you are nominating for.
Have the following information ready before you click the link to nominate:
The nominee’s name
The name of the school district that the nominee works for
The nominee’s work email
A brief (250 words or less) description of why this person deserves the award.
Once we receive your nomination, we will contact the nominee and they will complete the application process.