2022 Excellence in Education Awards Applications

Congratulations on being a nominee for the 2022 Excellence in Education Awards. Applications are listed below, along with requirements for each specific award. Please make sure you have collected all required documentation before starting the applications process. All required documents must be submitted before your application will be considered as a finalist. The application deadline is Friday, Dec. 17, 2021. Good luck on your application. If you have any questions, please email events@apoe.org.

Application – Merit Awards

  • One page essay on what makes you effective in your role
  • A professional picture of yourself
  • One reference letter from a past student or parent of a past student
  • One reference letter from your school superintendent or principal
  • One reference letter from a classroom teacher with whom you currently work

Application – Non-Certified Merit Award

  • A professional picture of yourself
  • One reference letter from your principal and/or superintendent
  • One reference letter from a classroom teacher and/or supervisor

Application – Olan Isbell

  • One-page essay on what makes you effective in your role
  • A professional picture of yourself
  • One reference letter from a school board member or parent of a student
  • One reference letter from your principal or superintendent
  • One reference letter from a classroom teacher with whom you currently work

Application – Teacher Character

  • Please submit a professional picture

Application – School Character

  • Please submit a professional picture of your school

Regarding the Teacher Character and School Character awards, Executive Director Ginger Tinney shares in this video what purposefully teaching character means for these prestigious awards. You can also follow Character First on Facebook.

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