Latest Award Winners
You can now watch the videos of the Spring 2011 Excellence in Teaching Recognition Award! Stay posted as well for a new round of nominations in early fall.
We encourage parents, teachers and other staff members within New York City school communities to take this special opportunity to acknowledge those who do great work on behalf of children.
Young children deserve teachers who commit to excellence every day. Exceptional teachers encourage children's academic, social, emotional, and ethical development, while creating environments that are safe for learning and infused with joyfulness and imagination. They help children build competence and confidence in their abilities as learners and citizens of the classroom. Children, families and schools thrive when they are supported by inspiring, dedicated teachers.
This program is designed to:
- Pay tribute to teachers who are committed to preserving the dignity of childhood and who honor the spirit of children every day.
- Focus public attention on teachers that create nurturing environments, strong bonds with families and communities, and meaningful learning experiences for children.
- Provide a forum for teachers to share their beliefs, values, and goals in order to inspire others to become passionate, motivated teachers.