G-CASE. Recipients are expected to have had outstanding service as a special education director and to G-CASE.
This award is given in recognition and gratitude for dedicated service, devotion, and support of
The recipient of this award will have had a positive history/ association with Georgia education, which may be directly tied to the learning process such as a practicing administrator or teacher, or indirectly, such as a legislator, professional organization employee, or member of the media.
The recipient has 3 years or less experience as a special education director who has performed outstanding service as a special education director and has earned the respect of stakeholders.
The recipient has shown significant achievement in the field of educational leadership and has made important contributions to GAEL and one or more of the GAEL affiliates. The honor goes to individuals who personify the leadership qualities modeled by GAEL’s third Executive Director, Dr. Jim Puckett.
Each GAEL affiliate selects a recipient for this award, which honors a long time outstanding service by a GAEL member to G-CASE and to GAEL.
Up to two awards ($1000 each) can be given each year to nominated special education administrators, with preference given to a new director.
The award is given to help defray some of the costs to attend the CEC International Convention.
Up to 2 of these awards of $1000 each will be given to special education teachers or paraprofessionals who are pursuing a special education teaching degree or a graduate degree in teaching special education.
Seven years’ experience as a special education director with a record of outstanding service as a director
Agreed upon by the G-CASE Executive Board
The recipient is not necessarily an educator or a member of G-CASE.
Has provided distinguished service overtime to
Three years of less as a special education director; record of outstanding service
Must be a member of GAEL and
The recipient must a member of G-CASE and GAEL.
The recipient must be a member of G-CASE.
Individuals may nominate themselves.
Recipients may nominate themselves or be nominated by someone else. The nomination must be endorsed by a G-CASE member. Nominees must provide proof of enrollment in a program leading to a degree.
Timelines and Processes
Awarded at Fall Conference; Members are asked for nominations
Can be given at either the Fall or Spring Conference.
Does not have to be given every year.
This award is not given every year.
Can be given at Fall or Spring Conference.
This award is given at the Spring Conference.
This award is given at the Summer GAEL Conference
This award is given at the Winter GAEL Conference.
Application due by January 31
Awarded annually during the winter months preceding the spring CEC Convention