The New Mexico Association for Bilingual Education annually recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of bilingual education. While we know there are many individuals who merit these awards, oftentimes we have very few nominations. Can you help?
Here is a description of the awards:
The Hall of Fame Awards
The Joseph M. Montoya Award – This award is named in honor of the late Senator Joseph M. Montoya, and is awarded to recognize a New Mexican who has made a significant contribution at the national level to bilingual education.
The Matías L. Chacón Award – This award is named in honor of the late Matías L. Chacón, and is awarded to recognize a New Mexican who has made a significant contribution at the state level to bilingual education.
The Teófila Trujillo Award – This award is named in honor of the late Teófila Trujillo who made a significant contribution to parental involvement in bilingual education programs.
The Native American Award – This award is designated to honor a member of the Indian community who has made a significant contribution to bilingual education.
The Henry W. Pascual Teacher Excellence in Bilingual Education Award – This prestigious award recognizes teachers whose dedication and practice resembles the spirit and vision for quality teaching that the late Henry W. Pascual, the first Director of Bilingual Education at the SDE, impressed upon many professionals in the state.
The Bilingual Paraprofessional of the Year Award – This award recognizes a community member who is dedicated to helping students in the classroom, facilitating the critical language and cultural link to learning and identity, and optimizes a more individualized, focused approach in the classroom.
University Bilingual Education Professor of the Year Award – This award recognizes an outstanding bilingual education professor who teaches at a university that offers a complete bilingual education teacher preparation program.
Bilingual Education Administrator of the Year Award – This award recognizes an administrator who helps ensure bilingual education programs can operate effectively in a given school/school district setting. It is inclusive of all administrators from school level principals to district level administrators. Any teacher, group of teachers, school administrators, school board members, or parents of students may nominate a candidate.
To make a nomination, contact Victoria Tafoya at firstname.lastname@example.org