Nomination Guidelines 2020-2021


Access nomination forms via the links below (you will be prompted to save them to your Google My Drive).

Student Nomination

Student Photo Release

Educator Nomination

Submission Checklist for Student Services Directors

  1. Ensure that you have no more than three student nominees and one educator nominee for your entire district.
  2. Gather all student/educator nomination materials for electronic submission

Student Materials

Educator Materials

  • completed nomination form
  • signed photo release
  • photos/videos of student
  • completed nomination form
  • letter(s) of recommendation
  • photos/videos of the educator

  1. By February 26, 2021, submit nominations to SST8 via this Google folder. Please create a subfolder for all of your districts’ nomination materials.

Unfortunately, due to public health considerations, neither the Summit ESC nor the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities (OCECD) will be hosting an award ceremony in 2021. We encourage districts to honor their nominees through local awards events, a Board of Education ceremony, displays at school buildings, etc. SST-8 will honor all nominees by sending them a Certificate of Achievement and including their photo in a regional gallery of honorees, and will still identify one regional educator/educator team and one student finalist to be included in a statewide recognition of Franklin B. Walter and R. A. Horn awardees.

SST-8 will announce the regional finalist for both awards at the May 2021 Special Education Forum and on the SST-8 website.

Thank you for your support and participation in this process!