Sam Kirk Educator of the Year Award – 2020 Nominations

Each year LDA of America selects an outstanding educator to receive the Sam Kirk Educator of the Year Award. This is an opportunity to give educators a well-deserved “thank you” and lets them know that they are greatly valued for their contributions to individuals with learning disabilities. The award is designed so that exceptional educators can be honored at the local, state and national levels.

Procedures for Nominations

  1. The recipient of the Sam Kirk Educator of the Year Award must be “an educator who has made outstanding contributions to the education of persons with learning disabilities.”
  2. Members of the LDA Board of Directors or PAB and/or persons employed by LDA at the local, state or national levels are not eligible for nomination.
  3. LDA affiliates or members-at-large may submit a nomination. Nomination information must include a letter from the local affiliate or member-at-large, a completed Nomination Form, and a one-page resume; no more than four (one-page each) support letters (optional). Nominees selected during the previous year may be submitted.
  4. Please submit nomination information to: LDA of America, Attn: Education Committee, P.O. Box 10369, Pittsburgh, PA 15234 or via email to no later than December 1, 2019.
  5. The LDA Education Committee will select the winner of the Educator of the Year Award in December 2019. All nominations will be acknowledged; the winner and the state/local affiliate or member making the nomination will be notified immediately.
  6. The Sam Kirk Educator of the year Award includes: an award certificate, round trip super-saver coach airfare to the 2020 LDA International Conference; complimentary registration to the conference with up to four days per diem; recognition at a general session; and an opportunity to participate in a Teacher Table Talk session at the conference.
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