Nominate an Outstanding Educator in Your Community

Students, parents, colleagues and community members are encouraged to nominate an outstanding teacher or principal for the 27th annual Excellence in Teaching Awards.

Nominations for pre-kindergarten teachers will also be accepted for the first time since the awards began. The 2015 awards will recognize approximately 130 semi-finalists, 20 of whom will receive an Excellence in Teaching Award.

“Teachers and principals play a vital role in ensuring the success of Alberta’s students. These awards recognize the educators who inspire students to reach their full potential and succeed both in and out of the classroom.”

– Gordon Dirks, Minister of Education

Award recipients receive a certificate of recognition and access to $4,000 for professional learning.  Semifinalists receive certificates and access to $1,500 for professional learning.

Since inception, more than 10,000 nominations have been submitted and more than 500 educators have received awards from the program.

Alberta Education presents the 27th annual Excellence in Teaching Awards with the support of the Alberta School Boards Association, the Alberta School Councils’ Association, the Alberta Teachers’ Association, the Association of Alberta Deans of Education and the College of Alberta School Superintendents.

Nominations will be accepted until February 6, 2015. To submit a nomination, visit