Teaching Excellence Award

Guidelines and Instructions


The Illinois Association of Blind Students (IABS), a chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Illinois and of the National Association of Blind Students, presents two Excellence in Teaching Blind Students Awards to deserving educators at the NFBI State Convention each fall. This year’s presentation will take place in Lisle, IL Saturday, October 23rd, 2021. IABS will present two awards to deserving teachers of blind children, teachers of blind adults, or general education teachers who have taught blind students in their classrooms. In order to qualify, the educator must provide educational instruction, training, resources or itinerant services to blind and visually impaired students in the State of Illinois.


Please complete this form and submit it by September 9th, 2021. You may email or mail your completed nomination form to:

Deborah Kent Stein
5817 N Nina Ave
Chicago, IL 60631
Email: Dkent5817@att.net

If you have any questions, please write to the above addresses or call (773) 203-1394. No nominations will be accepted after September 9th.

Nomination Form