Monday, June 23, 2014
Announcing the 2015 California Casualty Awardees for Teaching Excellence
The NEA Foundation is proud to recognize 39 educators as recipients of the 2015 California Casualty Awards for Teaching Excellence, one of public education’s most prestigious awards.
WASHINGTON, DC (June 24, 2014) – The NEA Foundation announced today the 39 recipients of the 2015 California Casualty Awards for Teaching Excellence, one of public education’s most prestigious awards. The awardees are highly accomplished professionals: 13 percent are certified by the National Board for Professional Standards and 75 percent hold masters degrees.
They will be recognized at the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Gala to be held in Washington, DC on February 13, 2015. One of public education’s most anticipated events, the gala attracts more than 850 of the nation’s leaders from public education, philanthropy, and the private sector.
“We give these awards annually to honor and promote excellence in education and to elevate the profession. Educators like these are critical to their students’ academic success, and they deserve national recognition,” said Harriet Sanford, President and CEO of the NEA Foundation. “We are thrilled that California Casualty has joined us again this year to pay tribute to educators who are making such a difference in the lives of students in classrooms across the country.”
“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, Chairman and CEO of California Casualty.
The educators were nominated by their National Education Association state affiliate. Each educator’s school will receive a $650 award.
From the 39 state awardees, five finalists will be selected to receive $10,000 cash awards. At the conclusion of the Washington, DC gala, one finalist will be named the nation’s top educator and receive an additional $25,000.
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