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Laurie Horne Innovation in Family Engagement Award Nomination

About the Award: Laurie Horne was a family engagement specialist in Pitt County Schools (NC) who was passionate about creating strong family and school partnerships. Laurie transformed family engagement in her district and dedicated her career to engaging families. Although Laurie lost her battle with cancer in 2016, her legacy and inspiration to the field of family engagement lives on.

* Nominate an educator for this award who has demonstrated passion, ingenuity, and exemplary leadership in creating equitable family & school partnerships

  • Award winners will be recognized at a special gala in Spring 2024 and at the 2024 National Family Engagement Summit and be highlighted on the website
  • Grand Prize winner will receive a $1000 cash prize and have the opportunity to present a breakout session at the 2024 National Family Engagement Summit
  • Winners will be featured in a 2024 Family Engagement Webinar
  • Grand Prize Winner will receive a complimentary registration to the 2024 National Family Engagement Summit

Dr. Christine Darden STEM Community Partnerships Award Nomination

About the Award: Dr. Christine Darden is an aeronautical engineer and data analyst who devoted much of her 40 year career to NASA. She was the last generation of “human computers” at NASA. She is featured in the book, “Hidden Figures” as one of the few African American women who significantly impacted aerodynamics at NASA.

* Nominate a school, school district, or organization for this award that has established strong community partnerships to support STEM success and achievement.

  • Award winners will be recognized at a special gala in Spring 2024 and at the 2024 National Family Engagement Summit and be highlighted on the website
  • Grand Prize winner will receive a STEM grant for their organization and have the opportunity to present a breakout session at the 2024 National Family Engagement Summit
  • Winners will be featured in a 2024 Family Engagement Webinar
  • Grand Prize Winner will receive a complimentary registration to the 2024 National Family Engagement Summit