Each year, CEA recognizes local associations, individual members, and community stakeholders who make the teaching profession shine. Awards and grants are given for best local association website and newsletter, outstanding teaching professionals and advocates, new public relations projects, best media coverage, and more.
The annual competitions are open to all local associations across the state, and the deadline for entries is 5pm on Friday, February 22, 2019. Award winners will be recognized at the CEA Representative Assembly in May.
Nominating yourself, your local association, or a colleague is easy. Visit cea.org/about/grants-awards and learn more about the following awards:
- ABCD Award (Above and Beyond the Call of Duty)
- CEA Clifford Silvers Education Advocacy Award
- CEA Newsletter/Website Competition
- CEA Salutes Award
- Charles B. Kelly Local Media Award
- Thomas P. Mondani CEA Friend of Education Award
- Norman E. DeLisle Public Relations Grant
- John McCormack CEA Award for Teaching Excellence*
Please print and post this information to your faculty breakroom.
*Applications for the John McCormack Award are due January 28. This award, which includes $2,000 and an all-expenses paid trip to the NEA Foundation’s Annual Salute to Excellence in Education Gala in Washington, D.C., honors teachers who are creative, student-focused, culturally responsive, dedicated to lifelong learning, and strong advocates for public education. The winner goes on to become CEA’s nominee for two additional prestigious honors: the Horace Mann Award and the NEA/NFIE Award, with prizes up to $25,000. Learn more and apply at cea.org/about/grants-awards/.
Wallingford teacher and past McCormack Award winner Chris Stone explains why teachers should take the time to apply for this prestigious award and grant.