Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher AwardsSource
The Kennedy CenterDeadline
AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, DCCluster(s)
Well Rounded, Professional Development, InstructionPurpose
In many people's lives there is at least one teacher who inspired them, and helped them become who they are today. In our early years, when we are still being formed, they often see in us more than we see in ourselves, more than our families see and, as a result, help us to evolve into who we ultimately become. These inspirational people are not often recognized for the life changing role they have played. These are the teachers who define us, teachers who widen our horizons and encourage us to explore. These teachers are touchstones to paths of achieving more than we might have otherwise accomplished, in directions we might not have gone. To celebrate the significant role of teachers in society, The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards will spotlight some of the country’s most inspirational teachers and recognize them for their contributions.Eligibility
For The Students (Nominators): Nominators must be at least 18 years of age. Nominators must have been the Nominee’s student; no nominations by peers, parents of students, etc. will be accepted. Nominators must no longer be enrolled in the school where the Nominee was their teacher. For The Teachers (Nominees): Nominees must be legal residents of the United States. Nominees for posthumous awards must have been legal residents of the United States. Nominees must teach or have taught in a K-12 school, or college, or university in the United States. Teachers of all grade levels and subject areas are eligible.