What Makes an Educator Excellent?

They hail from Anchorage, AL to Selma, TX, and 36 points in between. Although their specialties vary, their pursuit of excellence in education; their advocacy for the profession; and their dedication to their students is remarkably similar. They are lifelong learners, whose passion for knowledge is contagious.


It is with great pride that the NEA Foundation presents the 2013 recipients of the California Casualty Awards for Teaching Excellence. We thank them for their tireless efforts to inspire young minds and, in doing so, to improve all of our futures. And we look forward to celebrating them at our awards gala in Washington, DC on Feb. 8, 2013.


Please join us in congratulating these outstanding educators.

1 Comment

Rabih Zeidan
October 7, 2012 @ 9:38 PM
Although nothing is enough to pay respect and gratitude for any dedicated teacher, the monetary prize of $25,000 is extravagant and is an abuse of tax payers' money or the teachers' union dues. When the prize amounts to half the teachers salary, this is too much to be an award.


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