Adler Award Nominations

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PSEA Adler Award Nominations

Nominate an individual for the Adler Friend of Education Award. 

Nominations must be received by December 31, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. 


Nomination Guidelines

Adler Award Nominee

1.) Must be a person who has made a contribution of significant and/or statewide impact on public education within Pennsylvania and may positively impact public education and/or education professionals in the future.

2.) Must be living.

3.) Applicants will remain in the pool of consideration for two years.

4.) The award may be conferred upon persons in the political, civic or business community, upon PSEA leaders, governance and staff, or a non-member.

The contribution must be of significant stature and the nominator should provide specific reasons why the nominee should receive the award. The nominator’s statement on the nominating form will have substantial bearing on the ultimate selection of the recipient.

What was done to justify the nomination should have potential and/or significant statewide impact on public education and/or education professionals and documentation should support the activities performed. Please include additional documentation.

Note: Please send all documentation materials to Be sure to include your name, phone number, and the name of the nominee in the body of the email message. 

Fillable Form
Downloadable Form

General guidelines

  • Nominations will be evaluated on the basis of the criteria stated above and will not be considered unless criteria are met.
  • Awardees shall be selected by the PSEA Human and Civil Rights/Adler Selection Committee and approved by the PSEA Board of Directors.
  • PSEA reserves the right to present no award, select a nominee other than the person or organization nominated for an award, or move a nominee from one category to another for which he or she is qualified.
  • All nominators must be PSEA members in a local association affiliated with PSEA; including EA, ESP, PSEA-Retired, Student PSEA or HealthCare PSEA.
  • If eligible, all nominees must be members in a local association affiliated with PSEA; including EA, ESP, PSEA-Retired, Student PSEA or HealthCare PSEA.
  • PSEA staff should not be nominated for an award if activities that meet the award criteria were performed as part of compensated PSEA staff responsibilities.
  • Only one nominee may be submitted on each form.
  • Nominators are encouraged to submit copies (not originals) of photographs or supporting materials, and to retain copies of all nominating materials for possible re-nomination. PSEA is not responsible for irreplaceable supporting documentation.