Deadline Today for Nominations for 3rd Annual Transition Excellence Awards


The New Hampshire Transition Community of Practice (COP) is accepting nominations for the third annual Transition Excellence Awards.  The awards will be presented during the opening session of the 2014 Transition CoP Summit at the Grappone Center in Concord, NH on November 18, 2014.

The CoP is recognizing excellence in transition practices that advance college, career, and life readiness through inclusive instructional practices or activities, and that:

  • promote innovation,
  • align student-centered practices/activities with desired post-school outcomes, and/or
  • engage with community partners including (but not limited to) employers, social services organizations, families, and civic groups.

The New Hampshire Transition Community of Practice is a collaborative group of individuals who represent many roles in the transition process and are committed to sharing best practices and resources related to transition. The Transition Excellence Awards were created to acknowledge the commitment and use of best practice that ensure students have a successful transition from high school into the next phase of their lives, including continuing education, employment and independent living.

Nominations will be accepted in the following categories:

Transition Professional of the Year: This award is to recognize a professional who uses creative, innovative practices and community partnerships that encourage the growth and development of students as they prepare to enter post-secondary education and/or the workforce.

Student Organization of the Year: This award recognizes a student organization that engages and promotes development of self-determination and interpersonal relationships around high school transition and students with disabilities.

Creative Practices in Transition Award: This award is presented to an individual or organization that demonstrates creativity and innovation in providing and supporting transition services, resources, and/or professional development and community partnership.

Completed nomination forms are due by September 17, 2014.

Nominations should be mailed or emailed to:

Amy Jenks

NH Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education

101 Pleasant Street

Concord, New Hampshire 03301