Awards

ISTA AWARDS

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Recognizes outstanding examples of courage, commitment, innovation, or dedication for the community.  

MINORITY EDUCATOR

Recognizes two outstanding minority classroom teachers.

DAVID HANNA GOLDEN TOUCH

Recognizes outstanding contributions of retired members of ISTA-Retired who have demonstrated continued leadership in the Association and in the community. 

N. ROBERT MONTFORT COMMUNICATIONS

Recognizes outstanding communication efforts of members and local affiliates.

ESP of the YEAR

Recognizes extraordinary efforts by educational support personnel on behalf of young people.

OUTSTANDING TREASURER

Rewards well-trained, hard-working treasurers and to recognize them for their service and dedication to their profession and local association.

FRIEND of EDUCATION

Recognition of a person and/or organization whose leadership, acts, and support have contributed to the improvement of Indiana’s public education.

PACESETTER

Recognize current outstanding examples of courage, commitment, innovation, or dedication in advancing the status of education in Indiana.

HOOSIER EDUCATOR

Recognizing, rewarding and promoting excellence in teaching and advocacy for the education profession.

PHILLIP CAREY for HUMAN RELATIONS

Recognizes individuals and affiliated local associations who have made a significant contribution in advancing human and civil rights in education.

JD MILLER YOUNG ACTIVIST

Recognizing, rewarding & promoting Association activism of members within their first five years as education employees.

QUALITY LOCAL ASSOCIATION

To strengthen local associations by providing an incentive for Local organizational development

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Recognizing outstanding leaders, who have been active on the local and either district or state levels.

SCHOOL BELL

Awarded each year to acknowledge excellence in educational reporting.