The Gladys Prior Awards for Career Teaching Excellence

 

2015 Gladys Prior Awards for Career Teaching Excellence


HOW DO YOU NOMINATE A TEACHER?

Write a letter that clearly describes the teacher’s excellent teaching. Give specific, detailed examples of how the teacher inspires students to learn. What makes this teacher stand out from other excellent teachers? Tell the teacher’s story. Four teachers will be awarded $17,500 each.

WHAT ARE THE CRITERIA? 

  • Evidence of sustained inspiration to students.
  • Evidence of sustained teaching excellence.
  • 10 or more years of classroom teaching and currently teaching in a public or private school in Duval County.
  • Academic coaches, media specialists, and guidance counselors are not eligible.
  • Teachers may not nominate themselves but anyone else can such as parents, students, teachers, administrators, and community members.
  • Organized campaigns may disqualify a nominee at Mr. Berg’s request.
  • No more than 4 letters will be considered. 

SUGGESTIONS FOR SUCCESSFUL NOMINATIONS

  • A maximum of 4 letters per nominee is permitted. Click for a sample letter.
  • Recent winners have had 2-4 nomination letters.
  • It is very helpful to include student comments or student-written letters.
  • Parent letters are also very beneficial. If parents are reluctant to write a letter, they may be willing to be interviewed and have their comment recorded. Click for a sample interview transcript.
  • Remember to incorporate lots of details to truly tell your nominee's story.

DEADLINE 

Friday, March 6, 2015 by 5:00 PM.


You may e-mail letters to GladysPriorAward.coehs@unf.edu or FAX (904) 620-2522,

 

Or send via US Mail:


Gladys Prior Selection Committee
College of Education and Human Services
University of North Florida
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224

CONTACT

For further information, contact Dr. Kris Webb at kwebb@unf.edu.

 

View list of past award recipients.