Nominations being taken for RISE

The Tennessee Department of Education has opened nominations for the Recognizing Inspirational School Employees (RISE) Award. The new national award, created by Congress in 2019 and overseen by the U.S. Department of Education, honors classified school employees who provide exemplary service to students and their communities.

Individuals, local educational agencies, school administrators, professional associations, labor organizations, educational service agencies, nonprofit entities, private schools and their representatives, parents and students, and other groups may nominate individuals for this award by Aug. 3, 2020. The Tennessee Department of Education, in coordination with the Governor’s Office, will select up to two individuals to nominate to the U.S. Department of Education by Nov, 1, 2020.

Nominations may be submitted at: