Hall of Fame

2024 Education Hall of Fame Nomination

Application Begins: September 11, 2023.

Application Deadline: January 5, 2024 at 5:00 pm.

 The Henderson County Education Foundation Hall of Fame honors those individuals who have demonstrated measurable influence and made significant contributions to the growth and development of education in Henderson County. The Hall provides an opportunity for special recognition of these men and women who have led our community’s focus on educational excellence in Henderson County for decades. The Hall also provides the community with a focus for preserving the County’s exciting educational history. 

One of only five Education Halls of Fame in North Carolina, membership in the HCEF Hall of Fame involves the selection of up to five nominees for induction each year. Over 148 teachers, administrators, support staff, school board members and donors have been honored since the Hall of Fame was founded in 2003.

Nomination Categories:

● Category 1: Teacher and/or Administrator

● Category 2: Support Personnel (Teacher Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Child Nutrition, Bus Driver, Etc.)

● Category 3: Volunteer/Other Contributor

Criteria for Nomination:

● Nominees must have served the public schools of Henderson County through a paid position or in an auxiliary or volunteer role for a minimum of ten years.

● For a period of at least five years, the nominee must no longer be actively serving the public school system in the category for which he/she has been nominated, whether through death, retirement, or other voluntary separation.

● Nominees must have contributed to Henderson County Public Schools through demonstration of outstanding leadership, service, and/or other significant contribuition.  These contributions shall be clearly detailed in the narrative and letters of recommendation.

Other Nomination Guidelines:

● Nominators (an individual or group) may nominate only one nominee per year in any category.

● Hall of Fame Selection Committee members may not nominate or provide letters of recommendation for anyone nominated for this honor.

● Individuals may be nominated multiple times in subsequent years to their initial nomination but a new nomination package must be submitted for consideration each year.

Congratulations to our 2023 Hall of Fame Inductees:

Click to read the press release and bios for this year’s honorees.