Awards

Submit your nomination today for the following:

Community Service Award and Jane Skrzypek Educator of the Year Award


Community Service Award

Due Date: September 30th

Purpose:​ The Community Service Award is given to a person or organization that is doing outstanding work in the Western New York community that benefits children and families and aligns with the mission of PTA.

Eligibility:​ Each applicant must be currently involved in making a difference in our community through their work either directly or indirectly benefiting children and families.

Application: There is no formal application. A letter of recommendation should be prepared and sent to the awards chair. Letter should give information about the person/organization, contact information for the nominee, and detailed information about the impact the nominee has in the community.

Awards: A plaque is presented to the winner at the PTA Partnership dinner.

Submit to your Region Director at westernRD@NYSPTA.org


Jane Skrzypek Educator of the Year

Due Date: September 30th

Purpose: ​The purpose of this award is to recognize the achievements of one outstanding educator each year. This can be an administrator, a teacher or a counselor.

Eligibility: ​The nominee must be from a PTA affiliated school in Western Region and also a PTA member. Each unit may nominate one individual for this award. Those nominated in past years may be nominated again as long as he or she was not a former recipient.

Award: The winner will be honored at the PTA Partnership dinner in November and will receive a desktop plaque.

Submit to your Region Director at westernRD@NYSPTA.org

Due Date: Sunday, September 30

Western Region PTA awards the Jane Skrzypek Educator of the Year at the annual PTA Partnership Dinner (formerly the Presidents & Principals Dinner) to recognizes the achievements of one outstanding educator each year and is open to all administrators, teachers, and counselors, however the nominee must be from a PTA affiliated school in Western Region and a PTA member.

Each unit may nominate one individual for this award. Those nominated in past years may be nominated again if he or she was not a former recipient.

Two letters of recommendation are required: one from the PTA unit and one from another teacher or administrator from the same school or school district as the nominee. Letters should include proof of the nominee’s commitment to education, the methods used to instruct and to inspire students as well as information about his/her PTA involvement, both past and present. If more than two letters are submitted, only the first two letters fulfilling the requirements will be read and considered.

In keeping with the policy of Western Region PTA, the award may or may not be granted at the discretion of the committee, if in the opinion of the committee, there is no candidate meeting the criteria for the award.


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All units must be in good standing to be eligible for awards.

A unit in good standing:

- Filed their Annual Officer Information Update (Form A) with NYS PTA.

- Bylaws are current.

​- Membership payments are on time.

- Adheres to the Purposes and Basic Policies of the PTA.