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Nominate an Outstanding Educator!

Who do you feel is going above and beyond at Otsego Public Schools either for a student, a building or the district? Nominate them today for the Outstanding People for Education award. This award, sponsored by the Allegan County School Boards Association, is presented to up to three people at each of the Allegan Area Education Service Agency districts.
The purpose of the Outstanding People for Education recognition is to honor and recognize people in education who are excelling in their field and/or making an impact in the quality of public education. This is not an award solely for teachers, you can nominate anyone involved in the education of our students including a teacher, aide, administrator, secretary or other support staff personnel, bus driver, custodian or volunteer.
Things to consider when submitting a nomination:
  1. Someone involved in public education who has made a difference in the overall quality of education at Otsego by:
    1. Demonstrating knowledge and skill in their area of responsibility.
      Developing unique programs that have enhanced the classroom learning experience.
    2. Playing a leadership role in education
    3. Being a true team player in a school setting.
    4. Providing support for a program, serve, or event that significantly impacts education
    5. Exhibiting an attitude that promotes a positive working and learning environment and reflects positively on our school district.

  2. Someone who has made an impact on the quality of an individual student’s educational experience by:
    1. Demonstrating sensitivity to the needs of individual students.
    2. Providing service above and beyond their job description.
How are winners selected?
  • Nominations can come from anyone – students, parents, school staff or community members.
  • Nominations as part of a class assignment will not be accepted.
  • Each district forms a selection committee made up of at least one administrator, one board member, one teacher and one support staff. Final approval is granted by the Allegan County School Boards Association.
  • Districts can choose up to 3 winners each year from nominees.
Outstanding Educators will be recognized at the Allegan County School Board Recognition Banquet in June as well as by their local school districts and local media.
Nominations are due by April 1st. Please send your nomination form to Holly McCaw, Otsego Public Schools Director of Communication, via email at or by mail it to 400 Sherwood St., Otsego, MI 49078. If you have questions you may call Holly at 269-694-7910.
To nominate someone: