Awards Info

AWARDS

Identifying Excellent Educators

Our merit-based awards program has a rigorous application process designed to identify educators demonstrating increases in student achievement, enhancement of student self esteem, and collaboration with community stakeholders.
  • NOMINATIONS AND VIDEO SUBMISSIONS

    School and community stakeholders nominate teachers, assistant principals, and principals for the award. Nominations open on the last day of August each year. Applicants then advance to video submissions.

  • ESSAYS AND PROJECT PROPOSAL

    Applicants complete essays aligned to the award criteria along with an innovative STEAM, Literacy or 21st century skill development project proposal.

  • OBSERVATIONS

    Semi-finalists advance to live classroom and school observations conducted by past winners of the award.

  • FINAL INTERVIEW PANEL

    Finalists participate in a day of interviews with past winners.

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EMPOWERING EXCELLENT EDUCATORS

Each teacher and school leader winner is awarded $7,500 that includes funding for a school project of the winner’s choice ($3,500), funding for a professional development opportunity to increase the winner’s effectiveness in the school or classroom ($1,500), and a personal stipend ($2,500).

$3,500 : PROJECT

$2,500 : PERSONAL STIPEND

$1,500 : PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

SURPRISE DAY & AWARDS CEREMONY

Excellent educators are notified of winning the award in special surprise day ceremonies, and then celebrated in front of peers and community members at a special awards ceremony.

BASIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE:

  • Position

    Pre-K through 12th Grade Teacher, Assistant Principal or Principal (*At this time we are unable to consider instructional coaches, counselors or support staff positions.)

  • District

    Must be in one of the following districts: Atlanta, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett

  • School

    Charter or Traditional School

  • Year

    Taught in district during the 2016-2017 school year

  • Plans

    Plans to remain in district until summer 2019

  • Prior Experience

    Must have completed 2 years in education prior to applying

District Partners

In 2015, the AFAEE expanded its impact to include five districts in Metro-Atlanta: Atlanta Public Schools, Cobb County Schools, DeKalb County Schools, Fulton County Schools and Gwinnett County Public Schools.

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