2020 teppies – Teacher Awards Breakfast

Voting is now open for the 2020 teppies – Teacher Awards!

Voting is from January 10, 2020 – February 9th, 2020.

You can vote using the following methods: online through theeducationpartnership.org, Facebook, or email. You can vote one time per day, per method for any or all of the 2020 categories.

1. Online: Visit www.theeducationpartnership.org and follow the “Vote for Teachers” link to submit your vote for any or all of the voting categories, during the voting period

2. Facebook: Using your Facebook account, submit your vote by sending a message to The Education Partnership page at www.facebook.com/TheEducationPartnership which includes the last name of one or more educators. Wall posts, mentions, or any method other than a message to The Education Partnership page will not be counted.

3. Email. Using your email account, submit your vote by sending an email to “info@theeducationpartnership.org” including the educator’s last name in the subject line.

Scroll to the bottom of the page for rules and FAQs.

AWARD CATEGORIES
2020

Elementary Teacher of the Year

Eligibility

This award is reserved for those teachers who teach elementary grade levels (Pre-K – 5) and who exemplify excellence at their school.

FINALISTS

Sherine Raymond
Kristen Hecker
Tracey Russell
Terry Whalen

Middle School Teacher of the Year

Eligibility

This award is reserved for those teachers who teach Middle School grade levels (6 – 8) and who exemplify excellence at their school.

FINALISTS

Jennifer Plumb
Alaina Spanoudakis
Lauren Kovacs
Tracey Heinlein

High School Teacher of the Year

Eligibility

This award is reserved for those teachers who teach high school grade levels (9 – 12) and who exemplify excellence at their school.

FINALISTS

Jill Garzel
Monica Dugan
Jessica M Zoldos
Danielle Tengowski

Rookie Teacher of the Year

Eligibility

This award is reserved for new teachers (teachers with 1 year or less teaching experience) in any grade level, who exemplify excellence at their school.

FINALISTS

Dominick Nania
Megan Falce
Alexandra Schank

Retiring Teacher of the Year

Eligibility

This award is reserved for retiring teachers (teachers who will retire at the end of the 2020 school year) in any grade level, who exemplify excellence at their school.

FINALIST

Teresa Ellis

 

Principal of the Year

Eligibility

This award is reserved for principals who exemplify excellence at their school.

FINALISTS

Kristin Brown
Leslie Perkins
Kelley Zebrasky
Ashli Gilbert

AWARD FAQs


Who may nominate?

Any teacher, student, parent, school administrator, school staff member or citizen of any of our 7 counties (Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler, Beaver, Fayette, Westmoreland, and Washington) may make nominations. Self-nominations are allowed!


Who is eligible?

Any educator or staff member who works at any of The Education Partnership’s 139 partner schools may be nominated.


How are awards recipients selected?

The Education Partnership verifies that all nominees are eligible and that nomination information is complete. Nominations are then sorted and forwarded to the selection committee for each award. Rubrics have been created for judging the submissions.
Please note: If none of the nominees meet the criteria for a specific award, a recipient will not be selected.


What is the deadline for nominations?

Nominations must be digitally submitted to on or before November 17th.


What should I submit?

Please refer to individual award descriptions for submission requirements.


Where should I send nominations?

Awards nominations are submitted online only at: https://theeducationpartnership.org/2020-teacher-awards/


Do I need to submit all required information together?

Required nomination answers CANNOT be submitted separately. Please have all the needed information ready to upload when you begin the submission process for each award. In order for a nomination to be considered complete, all necessary questions must be submitted together in one submission.

Who may vote?
Any teacher, student, parent, school administrator, school staff member or citizen of any of our 7 counties (Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler, Beaver, Fayette, Westmoreland, and Washington) may make nominations. Self-voting is allowed!

What is the deadline for voting?
Voting is from January 10, 2020 – February 9th, 2020.

When are awards presented?

Awards are presented in the spring at The Education Partnership’s Teacher Awards event on April 23rd, 2020 at 7:30AM and the DoubleTree Downtown.

How are awards publicized?
A press release announcing the selection of each award recipient may be sent by The Education Partnership to employers and media outlets. All award recipients are announced in The Education Partnership Newsletter and on The Education Partnership’s website.

What are The Education Partnership’s partner schools?
The Education Partnership serves 139 schools. For a full list of schools please visit: https://theeducationpartnership.org/partner-schools/

 

 

Click HERE for a full list of Official Award Rules