The Department of Education hopes that by recognizing the state's many excellent educators, more people will consider a career in education, and local communities will invest enough resources to attract the highest caliber professionals. It is only with such educators that our children will learn the skills so necessary to succeed. Nothing touches more lives, or gives more promise to the future than education. More than ever before, high-quality educators are critical to the future of our community and our country.
Although research shows that there is no greater factor in successful student learning than the quality of teachers in our schools, the work of highly regarded educators is not always recognized. This is why we appreciate each and every effort made by our state's educators to make New Hampshire a center of education excellence in the country.
These awards build community awareness of our state's finest educators, while providing positive messages about the teaching profession.
Below are some of the ways we recognize the outstanding educators in NH:
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The DOE Employee Reward and Recognition Plan has been created to recognize and reward individual achievements and successes of Department of Education staff that exceeds expectations and enables the Department to better achieve its mission.
The SESA was established in 2005 by the New Hampshire Legislature. The Employee Suggestion and Extraordinary Service Award recognizes state employees who perform a service in their jobs that goes above and beyond the call of duty or who make suggestions that raise revenue or save costs.
Other Recognition Sites
It is the purpose of the New Hampshire Excellence in Education Awards Program to recognize New Hampshire schools and individuals who meet high standards of excellence. The criteria used in selecting outstanding individuals to be honored are determined by their sponsoring organizations. The awards for the outstanding elementary, middle, and secondary schools are determined by criteria developed by the New Hampshire Excellence in Education Awards Board of Directors and applied by selection committees composed of experienced New Hampshire educators and community leaders.
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