About the Award
The UEA Robert “Archie” Archuleta Human and Civil Rights award, named in honor of Utah civil rights legend Archie Archuleta, is presented annually in conjunction with the Excellence in Teaching Awards at the Superstars in Education Banquet held each spring. The award is presented to an individual who has engaged in human and civil rights activities that have benefited education and had community-wide impact. The honoree also receives a monetary award of $1,500.
Selection Criteria and Process:
- The nominee may be an educator or non-educator working in the area of human and civil rights.
- The nominee must have provided outstanding service to education in the area of human and civil rights and engaged in human and civil rights activities that have had a community-wide impact.
- The nominee must be a UEA member if eligible for membership.
The award nominees are carefully considered by the UEA Board of Directors. A winner is chosen and announced around April. The awards are presented at the KeyBank Superstars in Education banquet, typically held in May.
Nominations are now OPEN!
Winners are chosen and announced in April. The awards are presented at the KeyBank Superstars in Education banquet, typically held in May.
We encourage, support and celebrate nominations that reflect the diversity of Utah’s educators and communities.
If you have questions, please contact:
Heather Shepherd, 801-417-0226, firstname.lastname@example.org
2021 Award Winner
The 2021 Robert “Archie” Archuleta Human and Civil Rights Award was presented to Davis School District teacher Adrienne Scott-Ellis for advocacy on behalf of human and civil rights in her classroom at Doxey Elementary School, as a certified REACH (Respecting Ethnic and Cultural Heritage) instructor, and as founder of the “Sewing Seeds of Change” program. Read More