DSEA, 136 E. Water St.
Dover, DE 19901
DSEA, 4135 Ogletown-Stanton Rd.
Suite 101 Newark, DE 19713
302-366-8440 (not a toll-free number)
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The Helen D. Wise Award is DSEA's most prestigious honor. The award is named for Helen Wise, a DSEA member who served as a local leader, a state president, and NEA president. Her leadership skills and connection with members serve as a clarion example for any who dedicate themselves to improving and significantly contributing to public education in Delaware.
DSEA presents the Susan C. Roushey Advocacy Award to a DSEA member who exhibits many of the same characteristics of Susan C. Roushey, an education advocate and avid fundraiser for public education. Roushey was a local leader, a state leader, and served as DSEA's NEA Director. The recipient of the award has a demonstrated commitment to leadership and fundraising for the DSEA and NEA Funds for Children and Public Education.
The Education Support Professional of the Year award is given to a DSEA member whose activities reflect the diverse contributions of educational support professionals in our public schools. All DSEA ESP members (Classroom Paraprofessionals, Custodians, Transportation, Food Service Workers, Secretaries) are eligible for nomination. The successful nominee will have proactively worked to represent the interests of ESP's at the building, district, and state level.
DSEA's Community Partner Award is presented annually to a local business, organization, or individual who actively works to support public education and build relationships within their community.
DSEA awards its Legislative Friend of Education honor to an elected official in Delaware who actively supports DSEA's mission of improving public education, builds positive relationships with DSEA members, and supports a legislative agenda that seeks to improve public education.