Excellence in Education Awards
The Excellence in Education Awards aims to elevate the teaching profession, increase teacher retention, and attract talent to pursue a career in education.
The Missouri Charter Public School Association (MCPSA) partnered with School Smart KC and Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) to launch the Excellence in Education Awards. These awards are available to all public school educators, both district and charter, with MCPSA facilitating the charter school awards and KCPS facilitating the awards for the district. Through generous donations from St. Louis area organizations and businesses, MCPSA has expanded the awards to St. Louis educators.
Educators are nominated by their peers for one of five categories, including "School Leader" and "Teacher of the Year," and complete to win a $10,000 prize. There are three finalists and one award winner for each category. Winners join an elite group of master educators that serve as mentors, and offer best practices and professional development opportunities for other educators.
Nominations for the 2021 Excellence in Education Awards will open up at the start of the new year.