As an educator, you do what you do because you love your students and feel called to the profession. Teachers rarely think about external accolades, but being honored with an award can be a meaningful chance to be recognized by your colleagues and brings needed positive attention to the teaching profession.
The CEA John McCormack Award for Teaching Excellence is one important opportunity to recognize educators. The award is presented annually by CEA to promote excellence in teaching and service to the profession.
All CEA members with at least three years of full-time experience in public education at any level, PreK-12, can be nominated. The winner will receive a cash honorarium in the amount of $2,000 from CEA and will attend the Salute to Education Gala in Washington, D.C. Two semi-finalists will receive an award of $1,000 each.
The CEA award winner will also be CEA’s nominee for the NEA Foundation Awards for Teaching Excellence.
Find out more here. Applications must be postmarked by February 13, 2015.