Wednesday, August 3, 2011
California Casualty Awards for Teaching Excellence
WASHINGTON, DC (July 25, 2011) – The NEA Foundation today announced that California Casualty is the title sponsor for one of the nation’s most prestigious awards for public educators, to be known as the California Casualty Awards for Teaching Excellence. Public school educators who are selected for this honor will be recognized at the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education in Washington, DC on February 10, 2012.
“We give these awards annually to educators to recognize and promote excellence in teaching and to elevate the profession,” said Harriet Sanford, President and CEO of the NEA Foundation. “With a 60 year history serving education and school administration associations, California Casualty is a perfect partner for these awards. We are thrilled to have their help in honoring these outstanding educators whose work is making a difference in the lives of students in communities around the country.”
In addition to being honored at the Washington, DC gala, educators’ schools will receive a $650 award.
“Educating our youth is so critically important. California Casualty is proud to partner with the NEA Foundation to pause and celebrate excellence in teaching,” said Beau Brown, President and CEO of California Casualty. Educators were nominated by their NEA state affiliate.
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