Commissioner's Recognition Awards Program

Each year, the Commissioner's Recognition Awards Program celebrates five individuals and/or alternative education programs that have made significant contributions to meeting the needs of at-risk children in their communities and helping them succeed.

2013 Commissioner's Recognition Awards

The Maine Department of Education will accept nominations for the 2013 awards through March 30, 2013.

Nomination Process

  1. Each school administrative unit can submit one nomination endorsed by the school unit's Dropout Prevention Committee. The board of a non-profit institution may also submit one nomination.
  2. The nomination must include a copy of the minutes of the Dropout Prevention Committee meeting, school board meeting, or non-profit board meeting at which the local nominations for this award were endorsed.
  3. The Commissioner’s Advisory Committee will review all nominees and recommend finalists to the Commissioner.
  4. 2013 awards will be presented at a ceremony to be held at the Blaine House on June 4, 2013.

Nomination Form

The nomination form can be found on the MDOE Truancy, Dropout, Alternative Education website.

Follow all instructions on the form and submit to:

Ann Vashon
Maine Department of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
Phone: 207-624-6749
Fax: 207-624-6706