recognize outstanding Alberta teachers,
honour creative, innovative, and effective teaching,
focus public attention on the teaching profession, and
involve Albertans in celebrating teaching excellence.
Alberta Education presents the 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.
eligible nominees receive certificates of recognition,
semi-finalists who are not award recipients receive certificates of recognition and access to $1,500 for professional learning,
semi-finalists are announced in April,
award recipients receive certificates of recognition, commemorative pins and access to $4,000 for professional learning,
award recipients’ schools receive monetary awards, certificates of recognition, and
award recipients are honoured at a reception, dinner and awards presentation in June.
Since 1989, the Excellence in Teaching Awards has provided students, parents, colleagues and community members with the opportunity to nominate outstanding teachers and principals for recognition. More than 10,000 nominations have been submitted and more than 500 educators have received awards since the program started.