New Orleans Excellence in Teaching Award


The New Orleans Excellence in Teaching Award is a citywide award to recognize outstanding public school teachers. Educators are nominated by a leader at their school or network for their excellence in increasing student achievement, their commitment to honing their craft, their dedication to building strong relationships with their students, and their positive impact on their school community. By honoring these exceptional educators, we celebrate the nearly 3,500 teachers across New Orleans and the amazing work they do to better the lives of our city’s students. Nominations for the 2017-2018 school year will open later this year.

Who can nominate a teacher?

School leaders, teacher coaches, and other academic or culture leaders at any New Orleans public school or network are eligible to nominate exceptional teachers at their school for this citywide award.

How do I nominate a teacher?
The above-mentioned school and network-based staff can nominate a teacher by completing an online nomination form which will be distributed through email by December. If you are an eligible nominator who does not receive this correspondence, please contact us at for further information.

Are there requirements for who I nominate?
Nominated teachers must have at least two years of full-time teaching experience (excluding student teaching) at the end of the 2017-18 school year. They must also be returning to teach in a New Orleans public school in 2018-19.

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