Migrant Service Awards

In keeping with its goal of fostering excellence in Migrant Education, the Texas Migrant Education Program will honor and recognize dedicated and deserving contributors to Migrant Education. 

 

Awards will be given to Educators, Paraprofessionals, Administrators, Recruiters, NGS Data Entry Specialists, and Parents for their distinguished service in Migrant Education through their active participation, leadership, and commitment.

Nominations will be solicited statewide. Persons wishing to make a nomination should submit a description of their nominee’s accomplishments on the Migrant Service Award Nomination Form. The honorees for each category listed below will be selected by each Service Center based on their length of service.

Nominations will open on July 1, 2021 and close on October 15, 2021.

Definition of Categories

Administrators: Persons who provide outstanding support of the migrant education program (i.e., superintendent, principal, coordinators, and director.)

 

Recommendation for administrators being nominated should include two or more of the following for consideration:

  • Examples of administrator’s collaborative work with staff, stakeholders, community or other entities.

  • Examples of work performed for the migrant community.

  • Qualities or characteristics that makes the administrator a good role model to other professionals, migrant students, their families, the community and schools.

 

Criteria for Selection:

  • Administrator must have been with ISD/ESC for a minimum of 3 school years.

  • Degreed and/or Certified by state of Texas as a professional educator (Teacher, Facilitator, Counselor etc...)

  • Migrant history background or first-generation background is a plus.



 

Educators: Professional educators who have actively participated in the migrant education program (i.e., teachers, facilitators, strategists , and counselors).

 

Recommendation for Educators being nominated should include two or more of the following for consideration:

  • Examples of professional educators' accomplishments with students who participate in the migrant education program, methods and strategies used, resources made available to students and their families to assist them in reaching their goals (examples of their outcomes).

  • Examples of Migrant educational resources made available to help families assist in student's success.

  • Examples of having developed new strategies to encourage mentoring or tutoring or use of available educational support services   

  • Qualities or characteristics that makes this professional educator a good role model to migrant students, their families, the community and the school.

 

Criteria for Selection:

  • Professional Educator must have been with ISD for a minimum of one school year

  • Degreed and/or Certified by state of Texas as a professional educator (Teacher, Facilitator, Counselor etc...)

  • Migrant history background or similar is a plus.  

 



Paraprofessionals/Support Staff: Paraprofessional staff (including home educators and instructional assistants) who work in the migrant education program.

Recommendation for Paraprofessional/Support Staff nominations should indicate how the person being nominated demonstrates one or more of the following:

  • Examples of how paraprofessional/support staff served as a role model to migrant parents and to their children.

  • Examples of how he/she motivated students to Increase or maintain passing rates

  • Examples of how he/she implemented innovative tutoring or mentoring or educational support strategies

  • Example(s) on how they encouraged migrant families and children to make use of migrant educational program services

  • Qualities or characteristics that make the paraprofessional/support staff a deserving candidate for an award.

 

Criteria for Selection:

  • Current staff member at ISD for at least six months.

  • Certification or degree by a school or state agency in a given educational role is a plus

  • Past migrant or current migrant history or similar background is a plus

 

 


Recruiters: Certified recruiters who sign Certificates of Eligibility for the migrant education program.

 

Recommendation for recruiter nominations should indicate how the person being nominated demonstrates one or more of the following:

  • How recruiter served as a role model to parents and to their children

  • Increased or maintained recruitment numbers in the ISD/ESC

  • Implemented innovative recruitment strategies

  • Example(s) on how they recruited and encouraged migrant families that may have been reticent about registering into a migrant program

  • Qualities or characteristics that make the recruiter deserving of an award.

 

Criteria for Selection:

  • Current staff member at ISD/ESC for at least six months.

  • Current certified recruiter status

  • Past migrant or current migrant history or similar background is a plus

 

 

 


New Generation System (NGS): Specialists who enter NGS Data.

Recommendation for NGS Specialist nominations should indicate how the person being nominated demonstrates one or more of the following:

  • Recent attendance to trainings for NGS or MSIX.

  • Evidence of being a team player

  • Examples of how they affect change in work

  • Willingness to learn and educate others

  • Qualities or characteristics that make this person deserving of an award.

 

Criteria for Selection:

  • Service as NGS Specialists no less than 6 months. 

  • Mention of on the job training or professional credentials attainment

  • Past migrant or current migrant history or similar background is a plus

Parent: This category reflects a key component in the success of all our migrant students and makes our job as educators so much easier. 

Recommendation for parent nominations should indicate how the person being nominated demonstrates the following:

  • Opportunities parents have provided for their children

  • How parents have served as role models for their children or others

  • Personal sacrifices that parents have made to benefit their children

  • Qualities or characteristics that make the parent deserving of an award.

 

Selection Criteria:

  • Current COE

  • Migrated in the past year

  • Children still in school

  • Volunteerism to community or schools