Our Awards for Teaching Excellence recognize educators whose professional practice and advocacy for the profession are exemplary. They are shining examples of the millions of educators who work in America’s public schools.


Congratulations to the 39 public school educators who were nominated by their NEA state affiliates for the 2015 NEA Foundation’s Awards for Teaching Excellence!

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Nominate an Educator

Each year, we invite all NEA state, federal, and direct affiliates to nominate one outstanding educator for the NEA Foundation Awards for Teaching Excellence. These prestigious awards recognize, reward, and promote excellence in teaching and advocacy for the profession. They also honor public education and the dedicated members of the National Education Association.

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Awards Gala

Known as the academy awards of public education, The NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Gala is an annual celebration of the men and women who work in America’s public schools.

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Awards Resources

Submitting a nomination for The NEA Foundation Awards for Teaching Excellence just got easier. Here you will find all the resources you need.  

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