Public Education Foundation Calls For Award Nominations

Thursday, February 7, 2019
The Public Education Foundation (PEF) is celebrating 30 years of transforming public education in Hamilton County. As part of its celebration, PEF has opened a call for nominations for the Transforming Public Education Award.
 
This esteemed award will be presented to four educators/community champions who have made significant contributions to public education.
The community will select these honorees through a nomination process.
 
The nomination categories include: Innovation, College & Career Success, Teacher Leadership, and Principal Leadership. Four honorees will be presented with these esteemed awards at PEF’s 30 anniversary Luncheon on April 10, at the Chattanooga Trade Center.
 
“For 30 years, PEF has had the privilege of working with countless educators and community partners who have made a lasting, positive impact on Hamilton County students,” said Dan Challener, President of PEF.  “On April 10, PEF is looking forward to honoring four exceptional individuals who have made a real difference.”
 
The nomination form is available at www.pefchattanooga.org.
 
Nominations will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15.
 
For more information about the Transforming Public Education Awards nomination process or to learn about PEF’s 30th anniversary luncheon, contact Donyel Scruggs at 423.648.449 or send an email to dscruggs@pefchattanooga.org.

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