Past winners of the Outstanding People for Education award
Who has made a difference in your child's education? Who is positively impacting Otsego Public Schools? Nominate them today for the Outstanding People for Education award today!

Nominations are currently being sought for the Outstanding People for Education award. This award is sponsored by the Allegan County School Boards Association. Each of the eight schools in the AAESA area participate in this coveted award that goes to (up to) three people in each district.

This award is different from many others in that it does not specify any categories of people who are eligible to receive it. It can be a teacher, administrator, bus driver, custodian, support staff member, volunteer, food service worker or anyone making a positive impact on education at Otsego Public Schools. Some of the past honorees have been recognized for their years of helping hundreds of students; others are recognized for a major event impacting one child.

The purpose of the Outstanding People for Education award is to honor and recognize people in public education who are excelling in their field and/or making an impact in the quality of education in Allegan County. (See things to consider below)

Who do you think is an outstanding educator? Nominate them today! You can find nomination brochures in all of our school buildings or click on the form below. All nominations need to be sent to Holly McCaw, 400 Sherwood St., Otsego, MI 49078 (or emailed to by April 1, 2017. All nominees will be recognized at the May Board of Education meeting; that meeting will be the time when we reveal our district's three winners. The winners are honored with the rest of the county's winners at a June banquet.

Outstanding People for Education Nomination Form

Award Details:

How are winners selected? 

  1. Nominations can come from anyone - students, parents, school staff, or community members. Nominations as part of a class project/assignment will not be accepted.
  2. Each district forms a selection committee made up of at least one administrator, one board member, one teacher, and one support staff. Final approval is granted by the Allegan County School Boards Association.
  3. Districts can choose up to 3 winners each year from nominees.

Things to consider when submitting a nomination:

Someone involved in public education who has made a difference in the overall quality of education at OPS by: 

  • Demonstrating knowledge and skill in their area of responsibility.
  • Developing unique programs that have enhanced the classroom learning experience.
  • Playing a leadership role in education.
  • Being a true team player in a school setting.
  • Providing support for a program, service or event that significantly impacts education.
  • Exhibiting an attitude that promotes a positive working and learning environment and reflects positively on our school district. 

Somone who has made an impact on the quality of an individual student's educational experience by: 

  • Demonstrating sensitivity to the needs of individual students.
  • Providing service above and beyond, over and above their job description.

If you have any questions, please contact Holly McCaw, Director of Communications at Otsego Public Schools, at or 269-692-6073.