Who's Eligible?

Who is eligible to win Crystal Hop Awards?

Each year we will acknowledge three winners, one from each category:

 

  • Certificated Crystal Hop Award
  • Classified Crystal Hop Award
  • Volunteer Crystal Hop Award
 
** Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will only be accepting applications for Certificated & Classified Crystal Hop Winners in 2021. **

 

Who is eligible to win for each category?

 

Certificated Crystal Hop Award: Nominees must be classroom teachers or other certificated employees (as listed above) with a teaching credential, that have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to excellence in education. The nominee must be currently employed by the East Valley School District. Nominations previously submitted may be resubmitted. Previous winners are not eligible, this includes those employees that have been awarded the East Valley Crystal Apple Award.


Nominations should reflect the following:

 

1. Focus on the student
    • Nominee's primary focus is on the student, with a positive impact on children
    • Nominee engages enthusiasm and versatility in creative use of resources to support educators and students.
    • Nominee inspires students to attain their maximum potential in life.
    • Nominee shows a love for their profession and exudes positivity.
 
2. Relationship with staff and community
    • Nominee exhibits outstanding peer relationships and develops parental support and respect.
    • Nominee demonstrates dedication to East Valley through their service to our schools and community
 
3. Knowledge of Subjects
    • Individual demonstrates dedication to professional growth and shares knowledge effectively with students and other educational professionals. (Cite original materials and/or curricula developed, publications, innovative instructional methods, or other contributions).
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Classified Crystal Hop Award: Nominees must be classified employees (as listed above) that have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to excellence in our East Valley schools. The nominee must be currently employed by the East Valley School District. Nominations previously submitted may be resubmitted. Previous winners are not eligible.


Nominations should reflect the following:

1. Focus on the student
    • Nominee's primary focus is on the student, with a positive impact on children
    • Nominee engages enthusiasm and versatility in creative use of resources to support educators and students.
    • Nominee inspires students to attain their maximum potential in life.
    • Nominee shows a love for their profession and exudes positivity.
 
2. Relationship with staff and community
    • Nominee exhibits outstanding peer relationships
    • Nominee demonstrates dedication to East Valley through their service to our schools and community.
 

Volunteer Crystal Hop Award: Nominees must be volunteers (classroom/office volunteers, active PTO/PTA/Booster Club members, etc.) that have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to excellence in our East Valley schools. Nominations previously submitted may be resubmitted. Previous winners are not eligible.


Nominations should reflect the following:

1. Relationship with students, staff and community
    • Nominee provides regular, outstanding support to East Valley students and schools
    • Nominee exhibits outstanding relationships with students, staff and the community
    • Nominee demonstrates dedication to East Valley through their service to our schools and community.