2019 Shining Star


    IMLEA and Horace Mann have partnered for the last several years to recognize students, teachers, administrators, support personnel, and parents for outstanding contributions in support of their school. The award is open to any student in grade 5 – 9, or any teacher with any number of years of experience.  Any certified staff member from an IMLEA member school may nominate a student or a colleague, but the nomination form must be signed by a building administrator.

    Teachers designated as "STAR" winners are recognized in honor of Dr. Roger Boop, a retired professor from the education department at Butler University and long time friend and supporter of IMLEA. For 2021, we suggest that teacher nominees could be those who have embraced innovation and flexibilty during a most unusual year of school.

    The nominee must have done something extraordinary in their school and/or community. Students must have a passing grade average. The nomination form will ask for a narrative explaining the the reason for nominating this person. The form may be found by clicking on the link above. The nomination will then be reviewed by the Executive Committee and judged as to its merits for the award.

    Winners and their administrators will be notified and a Horace Mann representative or IMLEA Board member will come to the recipient’s school to present the award at an appropriate time; awards ceremonies may not be the same this year.

    IMLEA is grateful to the Horace Mann Companies for their generous funding and support of these awards. For questions, call the IMLEA office at 317-894-2937.


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