They are among the best and brightest in public education and reflect the diversity of the teaching profession. Their stories inspire and their impact in their school communities reverberates.
Five public school educators are awarded the Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence, one of public education’s top honors, each year. Selected by an expert panel, these top educators stand out for their leadership inside and out of the classroom – demonstrating expertise in their practice, advocating for their students and the profession, manifesting a commitment to equity and diversity, engaging their communities, and supporting other educators in the learning process.
For more than 20 years, The NEA Foundation and Horace Mann have celebrated outstanding educators from around the country with this recognition. Each honoree is featured in a mini-documentary video that premieres at the NEA Foundation Salute to Excellence in Education Gala and receives a $10,000 award.