Crystal Apple Awards

Each year, the InterMountain ESD hosts the annual Crystal Apple "Excellence in Education" Awards.

The purpose of these awards is to recognize outstanding individuals in the education field who are dedicated to the success of our students. Exceptional principals, assistant principals, teachers, classroom assistants, office and school staff in our communities deserve recognition and praise for their hard work in schools each and every day. The Crystal Apple Awards are a way to show appreciation to these individuals.

Eligibility

Those eligible to be nominated for a Crystal Apple Award are all employees in any of the IMESD's 18 component school districts in Umatilla, Morrow or Union counties. Nominees can be any full-time or part-time employee who has a cumulative total of regular service of at least one year in their school district. Crystal Apple Awards can be given to principals, assistant principals, teachers, paraeducators, office staff, maintenance staff and other district staff. They can be nominated by administrators, teachers, paraeducators, other school staff, parents or community members. Nominations for the 2016 Crystal Apples are NOW CLOSED.

Award Ceremonies

There are two Crystal Apple Award ceremonies each spring in May --  one in La Grande to honor Union County recipients and one in Pendleton to honor Umatilla and Morrow county recipients.

Superintendent Award

A separate award, the Doug Flatt Memorial Leadership Award, is given to one Superintendent from Umatilla, Morrow or Union county from a school district that is a customer of Mid Columbia Bus Company, which sponsors the award.

The Crystal Apple Awards are supported by business sponsors in several communities. To become a sponsor, please contact Edie Allstott at 541-966-3106 or edie.allstott@imesd.k12.or.us.

For questions regarding the Crystal Apple Awards, please contact Crystal Apple Coordinators:

Michele Madril at 541-966-3115 michele.madril@imesd.k12.or.us

Edie Allstott at 541-966-3106 edie.allstott@imesd.k12.or.us.