Shining Star Award

The Shining Star Award 2016

Recognition for Excellence in Supporting Special Education

Honoring excellence in educators and support personnel who contribute to the acceptance and success of Westfield students with disabilities.

Call for Nominations

SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council) is currently accepting nominations of educators and support personnel who go the extra mile  to serve the Westfield District Schools’ special education community and aspire others to do the same.

The Recognition of Excellence in Supporting Special Education is an important way for the community to thank those who through dedication, creativity, patience, and determination help students receiving special education to experience success.

Nominations must be postmarked by Thursday, May 12, 2016.

How to Submit Nominations

Nominations may be submitted by mail and postmarked by Thursday, May 12,2016. The Nomination form is on the backside of this paper.

Nomination forms can also be downloaded from the SEPAC Facebook Page: Westfield MA Special Education Parent Advisory Council.  If you have questions, please contact Rachel Bullock at

To nominate, please use the form on the reverse side or downloaded form, and mail to:

Westfield SEPAC

Special Services

94 N Elm St. Suite 201

Westfield, MA 01085


Who Makes the Selections? 

The award nominations will be reviewed by a panel on the Westfield SEPAC leadership committee.  Recipients will be selected on the strength of the individual nominations.


Award Ceremony

Awardees will be honored during the 1st annual recognition and award ceremony on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 6:00 – 7:30pm at Westfield Technical Academy.