Beginning Teacher Award:  The Capstone Education Society created this award to recognize beginning teachers (1-3 years).

James E. McLean Excellence in Education Awards (formerly Outstanding Contributions to Education Award): The Capstone Education Society created this award to honor educators (teachers, counselors, administrators and other education professionals) who through their work and accomplishments have brought honor and fame to the education profession.

Harold L. Bishop Award for Leaders: The Capstone Education Society created this award to recognize outstanding leaders in the field of education.

Guidelines for Nominations

  • A nomination may be completed electronically or by mail.
  • A nomination must include the nominee’s name, title, address, telephone number, e-mail address, the name and contact information for the primary nominator and the supporting nominator (if applicable).
  • A nomination must include a narrative that briefly explains how the nominee meets the criteria for the particular award and why the person qualifies for this honor.
  • The submission should also include the nominee’s résumé and up to two additional letters of support at the nominator’s discretion.
  • Each nomination will also include the category to which the person is being nominated (i.e., Beginning Teacher, McLean Excellence Award, Bishop Award).

Please send nominations to uacollegeofeducation@ua.edu or mail to Box 870231, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487.  (Attn:  Rebecca Ballard).

Nominations are due September 25, 2018.  If you have additional questions, please email rebecca.ballard@ua.edu.)