TARC HAABSE Awards Ceremony 2022

The Houston Area Alliance of Black School Educators is pleased to announce the recognition of HAABSE’s Outstanding Teacher Awards and Recognition Ceremony scheduled for February 4, 2022. This year’s ceremony will be virtual.

The Houston Area Alliance of Black School Educators (HAABSE), an affiliate of both the Texas Alliance of Black School Educators (TABSE) and the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE), was organized in May of 1986. HAABSE’s primary goal is to enhance the education of all students. HAABSE is particularly sensitive to the needs and interests of the Black community. Using the HAABSE network, members can share and provide many valuable professional services and intervention strategies focused on improving the educational environment of Black youth and educators in our community.

The purpose of our Outstanding Teacher Awards and Recognition Ceremony is to say “thank you“ to teachers for the outstanding job they do in working with children, and to provide for the community an opportunity to participate in this recognition.

Eligibility Requirements

The award recipient can be selected in one of two ways:

  1. The principal can select the campus honoree
  2. An election process can be implemented where staff members nominate and vote for the campus honoree.

Only one (1) recipient per school will be honored. Educators of any ethnic background can receive the award.

HAABSE Outstanding Teacher Award recipients should possess the following qualities:

  • He/She must be a certified, full-time teacher.
  • He/She must have exemplified success in motivating students to a higher level of achievement in the field of education.
  • He/She must be creative, innovative and articulate.
  • The campus principal will need to provide a letter of recommendation detailing how the recipient has exhibited the qualities described above.

HAABSE membership is not required for your campus recipient to be honored during our virtual ceremony; however, honorees who are paid HAABSE members will be eligible to receive the HAABSE Teacher of the Year award and/or monetary prizes.

In order to be eligible for the prizes, the membership dues (HAABSE & TABSE: $130.00) and all components of the application must be submitted no later than Friday, December 17, 2021.

HAABSE Outstanding Teacher Award Checklist

Due to the upcoming holiday season, it is recommended that the selection process take place before Thanksgiving break so your honoree will have adequate time to complete and submit his/her application. The honoree will need a signed principal recommendation letter to complete the application process.

Follow these steps if you will select the honoree for your campus:

  • Send campus recipient the application link below no later than Friday, December 3: https://www.smore.com/uax3m-haabse-teacher-of-the-year
    • Campus honoree must complete and submit the application no later than Friday, December 17, 2021.
  • If the campus is paying the required HAABSE/TABSE membership dues so the recipient can be considered for the HAABSE Teacher of the Year Award and monetary prizes, the payment must be received no later than Friday, December 17, 2021

Follow these steps if your staff will select the honoree (should take approximately two weeks):

  • Principal designates a staff member to serve as the facilitator for the selection process
  • Principal/designee sends staff members an email about the HAABSE award and the eligibility criteria to be nominated as the campus recipient
  • Principal/designee determines the nomination period: ______ to ______
  • Eligible nominees receive notice of nominations and the profile sheet to fill out for the election bulletin board (profile sheet is provided in this folder)
  • Nominees’ profile sheet and headshot due to campus facilitator: ___________
  • Facilitator posts headshots/profile sheets of nominees for staff members to review
  • Staff members are notified of voting day(s)
  • Conduct a run-off election (If necessary)
  • Send campus recipient the application link below no later than Friday, December 3: https://www.smore.com/uax3m-haabse-teacher-of-the-year
  • Campus honoree must complete and submit the application no later than Friday, December 17, 2021.

If the campus is paying the required HAABSE/TABSE membership dues so the recipient can be considered for the HAABSE Teacher of the Year Award and monetary prizes, the payment must be received no later than Friday, December 17, 2021.

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