Phillip Carey Award for Human Relations

The ISTA Phillip Carey Award for Human Relations is offered to recognize individuals-either ISTA members or those outside the profession-and affiliated local associations who have made a significant contribution in advancing human and civil rights in education.


All nominations must be made by an Association member or by a local association.

Nominations must include two letters of recommendation and a written statement by the nominator outlining the candidate's efforts in achieving one or more of the following goals:

  • Protect and advance the human and civil rights and responsibilities of educators and students.
  • Work to increase respect, understanding and acceptance toward individuals and groups in our Association, our schools and our communities.
  • Advance equal educational opportunities for all students.
  • Develop and implement programs that will inform teachers about human and civil rights and how they can be carried out.
  • Work toward equitable salaries and working conditions.
  • Eliminate discrimination in the hiring, displacement, and personnel practices of school corporations.
  • Develop and implement curriculum which promotes the concept of cultural pluralism.

Selection of Recipient

The ISTA Minority Affairs Committee will recommend recipients to the ISTA Board of Directors.

The award winner will be recognized at the ISTA Representative Assembly.

Nominations must be received by March 1 each year.


Ann Wilkins,


Nomination Form 
Complete your nomination form online or in print. Only one of these forms is required to successfully submit a nomination.