ACSS Wilbur Murra Award Spring 2022
Nominations for this Award are Due End of Day February 15th, 2022

ACSS Wilbur Murra Award
The Wilbur Murra Award is named for the first Executive Director of the National Council for the Social Studies, who served at the founding of the organization in 1921. He retired to Arizona and attended our conferences to meet and congratulate the winner of the award named for him for many years.

To recognize individuals who have made long-term contributions to social studies education, the Arizona Council for the Social Studies has established the Wilbur Murra Award, presented annually. The Murra Award recipient will receive a plaque and a 1-year membership in ACSS. The award recognizes an individual who has:

• Demonstrated a record of "lifetime achievement" in support of social studies education in Arizona.

• Served social studies education in a consistent and outstanding manner.

• Exemplified the term, "Social Studies Educator," or nurtured such qualities in others.

• Supported effective programs that promote the social studies in their communities.

ELIGIBILITY: Social studies teachers, school administrators, professors, and community leaders from across Arizona may be nominated for this award. Candidates need not be ACSS members, nor must they be professional educators. A nomination may be made by an administrator, teacher, coordinator, professor, or any other person familiar with the work of the nominee. Self-nominations are acceptable.

JUDGING CRITERIA: Nominations will be judged by members of the ACSS Awards Committee based on these criteria:

• Evidence of "lifetime achievement" in supporting social studies education in Arizona.

• Initiative in establishing a record of service to social studies education.

• Recognition and acclamation by the social studies community.

• Evidence that their support for social studies programs has had an impact on student learning.

NOMINATION REQUIREMENTS: To be judged by the ACSS Awards Committee, all nominations must meet the following requirements:

•A résumé/vita for the nominee.

•A brief statement (no more than 1 page, single-spaced) highlighting the nominee's record of lifetime achievement in supporting social studies education.

•Two (2) letters from a supervisor(s), colleague(s), or community member(s) that provide evidence supporting the nominee's record of lifetime achievement.

•Current members of the ACSS Board of Directors and the ACSS Awards Committee are not eligible.

Please submit all the nomination requirements above to the Arizona Council for the Social Studies Email: Attention: Awards Committee by the end of February 24, 2022.
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