38 Educators Receive California Casualty Awards for Teaching Excellence

2018 California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence

We are glad to have the chance to show our respect and appreciation for the work of public school educators each year.

The NEA Foundation recently announced the 2018 California Casualty Awards for Teaching Excellence recipients.

The 38 awardees represent the best of their profession and will be honored at the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Gala next February in Washington, D. C.

The California Casualty Awards for Teaching Excellence are unique: in addition to being recognized for excellence in instructional and professional practice, awardees are nominated by their peers – their NEA state affiliate – for their dedication to the profession, community engagement, professional development, attention to diversity, and advocacy for fellow educators.

Each year, the Salute to Excellence in Education Gala draws almost 1,000 supporters of public education, and thousands more online, to applaud these awardees. At the gala, the educators are truly the stars, celebrated throughout the night with music, performances, videos, and more. The evening gives educators well-deserved recognition for their hard work, personal dedication, and profound influence.

“These outstanding educators put heart and soul into supporting students and improving the profession,” said Harriet Sanford, NEA Foundation President and CEO. “We deeply appreciate California Casualty’s partnership in recognizing educators across the country.”

“We are glad to have the chance to show our respect and appreciation for the work of public school educators each year,” said Beau Brown, California Casualty CEO. “We applaud the great work of the California Casualty awardees.”

Each California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence awardee’s school will receive a $650 award. Award presentations will be made in August, September and October.

During the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Gala on February 9, 2018 in Washington, D.C., the nation’s top educator will be revealed. The gala will be livestreamed at http://www.neafoundation.org.

The NEA Foundation and the National Education Association jointly present the awards.

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