The Thomas P. Mondani CEA Friend of Education and Charles B. Kelly Local Media Awards
Thomas P. Mondani CEA Friend of Education Award
CEA's most prestigious award is presented at the CEA Representative Assembly in May. The award is named after Thomas P. Mondani, who served as CEA executive director from 1971 to 1994. It is awarded to one individual or group outside of education for outstanding efforts on behalf of teachers, students, or public education.
Charles B. Kelly Local Media Award
Named in honor of the person who served as CEA Communications Director for nearly a decade (1982-91), this award honors persons and organizations that have shown support for teachers and public education through local news coverage in newspapers, radio, or television. These awards are presented at the CEA Representative Assembly.
The following individuals/groups are eligible for the Thomas P. Mondani CEA Friend of Education Award:
- an individual in politics or an individual (or group) not in politics;
- an individual with the broadest possible impact; an individual not employed by a school system;
- an individual who has made outstanding contributions for the improvement of public education, teacher welfare, or the welfare of the school-age population.