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Educator Recognition

Every year, the department recognizes outstanding educators, leaders, and school staff in the state with awards for their meritorious service and devotion to students. Information about each award, including nomination and application instructions, are available on the corresponding pages below:

Statewide Programs

National Programs

District Resources

  • Educator Recognition Guidebook for Districts
  • Educator Recognition Guidebook for Districts Webinar Series (coming soon in Sept. 2021!)
    • Selecting School- and District-Level Awardees
    • Celebrating and Engaging School- and District-Level Awardees
    • Supporting School- and District-Level Awardees in State Selection