Congratulations to the 2021 Excellence in Education Award recipients (from left to right): Trefor Jones, Lake Shore Middle School 6th Grade Teacher (Middle School Excellence in Teaching Award), Kelly Denk, Homestead High School English Teacher (Homestead High School Excellence in Teaching Award), Phil Rumpf, 4th Grade Virtual Teacher with students from Wilson, Oriole Lane and Donges Bay Elementary Schools (Elementary School Excellence in Teaching Award) and Megan Aswegan, MTSD Orchestra Teacher, (Specialist Excellence in Teaching Award).
It is important to recognize the major impact that strong teachers have on students.The annual MTEF Excellence in Education awards are given to educators who demonstrate exemplary leadership in the preparation of students for continued academic advancement at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Nominations are submitted by peers, students, parents and guardians.
All recipients must demonstrate good communication and leadership skills; exhibit a willingness to become involved; share their teaching expertise with students, as well as peers; incorporate innovating teaching methods; and have a positive impact on students.
Each recipient of these awards receives a check in the amount of $1,000.
Check out eligibility and selection criteria & past award winners.