NEA Foundation Awards for Teaching Excellence

Student and teacher

Nominate an educator.

Each year, the NEA Foundation invites all NEA state, federal, and direct affiliates to nominate one outstanding educator for the NEA Foundation Awards for Teaching Excellence. These prestigious awards recognize, reward, and promote excellence in teaching and advocacy for the profession. They also honor public education and the dedicated members of the National Education Association.

Please note all educators must be nominated by an NEA affiliate.
If you are an individual who would like to nominate an outstanding educator, please contact HSTA.

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Read more about teacher Joan Lewis, this year’s honored teacher. »

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