2018 Advocacy Award for Excellence in Indian Education for All Nomination Request
NOMINATION DEADLINE: All nominations INCLUDING supporting documentation must be received by WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2018 at NOON.

The Indian Education Division at the Office of Public Instruction is soliciting nominations for an important opportunity – the 7th Advocacy Award for Excellence in Indian Education for All, in honor of one of Montana’s finest educators, Teresa Veltkamp. Teresa was a classroom teacher and Indian Education Specialist at the Office of Public Instruction who was passionate and inspirational in her efforts to ensure and support the highest levels of implementation of Indian Education for All in Montana.

Please give consideration to this opportunity to acknowledge and honor an outstanding educator’s efforts in the promotion of and steadfast support for Indian Education for All. The nominee should be an exceptionally skillful, dedicated teacher who has earned the respect of students and colleagues.

The award will be presented during the 12th Annual Indian Education for All Best Practices Conference Welcoming, Monday, March 5, 2018, at Carroll College, Helena, MT.

Who are you nominating? (Please provide first and last names) *
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What is the nominee's phone number (please include dashes, e.g. 406-444-3694)? *
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What is the nominee's email address? *
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Your name (First Last): *
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Your email: *
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Your best daytime phone number (please include dashes, e.g. 406-444-3694): *
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Please share a description of leadership and involvement of the nominee in Indian Education for All. This should be a fairly detailed answer with specific examples. (The object is to provide the Indian Education team a picture of how this individual has strongly made an impact on Indian Education in Montana.) *
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How has the nominee broadened his/her knowledge of Montana tribes? *
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How has the nominee influenced or impacted his/her learning community (student, colleagues, community members)? *
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What instructional strategies does he/she use to effectively integrate Indian Education for All in teaching? *
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How does he/she create an inclusive classroom environment? *
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To complete the nomination, email two letters of support to jfranke@mt.gov. These can be from peers, students, administrators, or community members. It is highly encouraged that any supporting documentation available (e.g., student work, photo documentation, newsletters, etc) be added to your packet. You may also email supplemental documentation to jfranke@mt.gov OR send hard copies to Joan Franke, OPI Indian Education, PO Box 202501, Helena, MT 59620. *
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