Esse Non Videri Gala

Esse Non Videri Gala Awards Dinner Celebrating Outstanding Educators

Friday, November 19, 2021
6 p.m.

Garden City Hotel
Garden City, N.Y.

Save the date for an evening of inspiration and celebration, as we honor the extraordinary efforts of St. Joseph’s College alumni educators who either work in the field or have retired in the last year.

Proceeds raised from the Esse Non Videri Gala will benefit St. Joseph’s College student scholarships for future educators.

Do you know an outstanding teacher?
Are you an outstanding educator?

Nominate or apply for one of our educators awards to celebrate the extraordinary teachers and administrators that go above and beyond every day. To be considered you must be an SJC alumnus/a. One nominee will be selected, out of all entries, for the Esse Non Videri, Educator of the Year Award. All winners are expected to attend the Gala Awards Dinner in November 2021 to receive their award (pending ability to gather in person).

Deadline to submit nomination/application: April 30th, 2021

AWARD CATEGORIES

EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR

The Educator of the Year award recognizes the outstanding teacher/educator, who exemplifies the professional work of teachers, is a progressive teacher and an innovative educator striving to attain success for all of their students. This educator is a career learner and is eager to share their craft and knowledge, and is an advocate for the profession and marginalized students.

Nominations will not be accepted for the Educator of the Year category, the award recipient will be selected from the finalists of all other awards. Please note “Rising Stars” will not be considered for this category. Must be an SJC alumna/us. Must be currently employed as a teacher, educator or newly retired (one year out). Must have a minimum of three years service three years of service. The recipient is expected to be present at the event to receive an award.


RISING STAR AWARD

This award celebrates new educators who have been teaching or working in education for less than three complete academic years. They will be emerging leaders in education who are making a striking impact in the early stages of their career; through effective leadership, innovation in the classroom, collaborative efforts and a creative approach that makes learning exciting while creating a climate where all students can succeed. Please note, there will be three award winners for this category.

Criteria for nominations:
Must be an SJC alumna/us. Must be currently employed as a teacher, educator and have been teaching for less than 3 complete years. Recipients are expected to be present at the event to receive an award.


EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING – SECONDARY EDUCATION

This award celebrates an extraordinary teacher at the middle school or high school level who exemplifies dedication, mission, skill, expertise, and talent. This educator inspires and motivates all students through a creative approach, makes learning exciting while creating a climate where all can succeed. A leader in their profession, this educator pursues professional growth opportunities throughout his/her career, is a collaborative partner across disciplines and is an advocate for marginalized students.

Criteria for nominations:
Must be an SJC alumna/us. Must be currently employed as a middle school or high school teacher or newly retired (one year out). Should have more than 3 years of service at the middle school or high school level. Recipient is expected to be present at the event to receive an award.


EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING – PRIMARY AND EARLY EDUCATION

This award celebrates extraordinary teachers at the elementary school or early childhood levels who exemplifies dedication, mission, skill, expertise, and talent. This educator inspires and motivates all children through a creative approach, makes learning exciting while creating a climate where all students can succeed. A leader in their profession, this educator pursues professional growth opportunities throughout his/her career, is a collaborative partner across disciplines and is an advocate for marginalized students.

Criteria for nominations:
Must be an SJC alumna/us. Must be currently employed as an elementary school or early childhood teacher or newly retired (one year out). Should have more than 3 years of service at the elementary school or early childhood age. Recipient is expected to be present at the event to receive an award.


DISTINGUISHED ADMINISTRATOR

This award celebrates the invaluable and innovative contributions of education leaders by honoring school administrators. This administrator will demonstrate exceptional leadership skills through creating an inclusive and welcoming environment, while also setting high expectations for all faculty and staff and is respected by students, colleagues and parents. In addition, they work to advocate for their profession and marginalized students.

Criteria for nominations:
Must be an SJC alumna/us. Must be currently employed as a teacher, administrator or education leader or newly retired one year out. Should have more than 3 years of service as an administrator. Recipient is expected to be present at the event to receive an award.


COVID-19 PANDEMIC EDUCATOR AWARD

This award celebrates the resiliency and creativity of an educator during the COVID-19 pandemic. This educator has stayed positive while integrating new tools and emerging technologies, approaches, and teaching strategies to facilitate vibrant, engaging and unique learning experiences.

Criteria for nominations:
Must be an SJC alumna/us. Must be currently employed as a teacher, educator and have been teaching for less than 3 complete years. Recipient is expected to be present at the event to receive an award.

EDUCATOR AWARDS NOMINATION PROCEDURE

Nominations for awards will be reviewed by the Gala Awards Committee and scored with a formalized rubric. The committee will consider various accomplishments, with special consideration for innovation, creativity, student success and leadership within their profession.

Nominator will need to provide the nominee’s contact details, including email and phone number. As well as provide the nominee’s current employer/ position, and detailed knowledge and examples of professional accomplishments.

It is preferred that the nominator be a professional colleague or supervisor to the nominee.

Self nomination is permitted, however, you must provide a letter of support from your direct supervisor or employer to complete your application (must have a google account to upload a letter of recommendation to the nomination form). Detailed examples of professional accomplishments are highly encouraged.

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS

Nominations will be accepted until April 30, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Award winners will be notified by May 31, 2021 of their award.

For more information or questions please contact Jessica Meotti at 631.687.2655 or jmeotti@sjcny.edu.

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