The Newton Parent Advisory Council for Special Education is pleased to announce the
6th Annual NewtonPAC Special Educator Awards!

June 10, 2015
Newton North High School Student Center
457 Walnut Street

The Special Educator Awards are given by parent or guardian nomination to staff members who have done exceptional work with children with special needs (those on IEPs and 504 plans).   Nominations are now open for the awards!

Please note that the awards do not identify you or your child by name, to preserve the child’s confidentiality.  Only the honoree is given the name of the family who nominated him or her.

Please send your nomination to, with the following information:

Your name
Your email
Your school
Nominee’s name
Nominee’s email
A short nomination telling us about why your nominee is so special.

Please try to include details and examples if you can, try to not just say, “Miss Smith is great!”   Please keep the nominating paragraph to 3 sentences (we plan to read this aloud at the ceremony).
If you like, you may also include a longer nomination or a letter to your nominee, which will not be read out loud and will only be given to the nominee, with their award.

•    The deadline for the awards is June 1st.   (In the past few years, about 80% of the awards nominations have come in within a day of the deadline.  Please, please try to just do your nomination now, it really lowers the stress for the awards committee!  Plus it’s nice for your honoree to know sooner rather than later, so that they can plan to attend.  Many honorees bring family members and friends to see them receive their awards.)

•    In past years we have been flexible about the deadline.  Please note that since we are having the programs printed this year, we will NOT be extending the deadline.  Please get your nominations in on time!