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Learn more about the awards and vote here: https://theeducationpartnership.org/2020-teacher-awards/
Elementary Teacher of the Year
Kristen Hecker, Clairton Elementary School
Middle School Teacher of the Year
Alaina Spanoudakis, Pittsburgh Schiller
Rookie Teacher of the Year
Alexandra Schanck, Pittsburgh Westinghouse
Retiring Teacher of the Year
Teresa Ellis, Penn Hills Elementary School
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