The Wall of Fame nomination and selection process has ended for the 2020-2021 school year.
The purpose of the Ichabod Crane Wall of Fame is to recognize the contributions of a diverse group of graduates, former employees, volunteers, and/or friends of the District. These individuals have achieved noteworthy and outstanding accomplishments in their chosen fields or in service to the District and shall serve as role models for students currently enrolled in the Ichabod Crane Central School District.
Eligible candidates can be nominated by anyone (except by themselves). Nominees can be living or deceased. In order to nominate an individual, an application packet must be completed and turned in by the deadline (see Timeline section below).
If emailing, all completed nomination materials should be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org
If sending by mail, all completed nomination materials should be returned to:
Ichabod Crane Central School District Office
Wall of Fame Committee c/o Amy Boothby
2910 Route 9
Valatie, NY 12184
Nominating applications must be received by February 22, 2021. The Wall of Fame Committee meets on March 22, 2021, to review potential candidates and vote. The district will announce new inductees to the public by early to mid-spring, with the Induction Ceremony taking place in June.
Nominees for the Wall of Fame must exemplify the highest standards of ethical conduct and moral character.
A nominee must meet the criteria in one of the following categories:
- Distinguished Alumni: A nominee in this category graduated from Ichabod Crane Central School District and has made a lasting and outstanding contribution in their life and career. Nominations will be accepted for individuals who do not graduate because of military service.
- Distinguished Faculty/Staff: A nominee in this category is a former employee of the Ichabod Crane Central School District who has distinguished themselves by demonstrating exceptional leadership, character and achievement. The nominee can be an administrator, coach, faculty (teacher) or staff member.
- Distinguished Community Member: A nominee in this category is an individual who has made a significant contribution to the Ichabod Crane Central School District.
The district will establish a Wall of Fame Committee representing various stakeholders associated with the Ichabod Central School District and the Ichabod Crane community. The committee will review the applications of all candidates that have been nominated each year. The selection process will be based on the criteria outlined above, and all information discussed will be kept confidential. There is no limit to how many nominees will be selected for induction. Nominations are considered based on their own merit and are not in competition with other nominations.
The committee will be chaired by the Superintendent of Schools, who will have no voting rights. The 16-member committee will be made up of 3 Board of Education members, 3 teachers (one from each school), 2 administrators, 3 support staff members, 3 high school seniors and 2 parents/community members. The committee will develop a rubric and a candidate would need 70% of the votes (therefore a candidate must receive no less than 11 of a possible 16 votes to be selected). Each member serves a two-year term.
The committee may suggest modifications to the Wall of Fame process through a majority vote.