Teacher Excellence Awards

Tucson Values Teachers is excited to announce a special edition of our Teacher Excellence Award.

We are asking students to nominate their outstanding teachers for the Teacher Excellence Awards to be handed out in May during Teacher Appreciation Week (May 6-10).

Five teachers will be selected for the award and will receive $250 cash from Tucson Values Teachers, a $100 gift card to Office Depot/OfficeMax, a plaque, flowers, a mini bell from Ben’s Bells, and pizza for the class.

We are asking students to submit a video nomination explaining why their teacher deserves to be recognized with the Teacher Excellence Award. Students can submit a nomination individually or work together and submit as a group. Parents, administrators, and other adults may help students (especially our younger kids!). Creativity is encouraged!

All K-12 Southern Arizona teachers are eligible to be nominated.

To submit a nomination, students will need to:

  1. Create a video explaining why their teacher should be honored with a Teacher Excellence Award. Videos must be no longer than 60 seconds and available in MP4 or MOV formats.
  2. Fill out a brief nomination form that includes a link to download the video (see below)

Nominations are open from now until April 25.

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  • About You

  • Please select the option that best fits your submission.
  • Please provide your name. If the nomination is from several students, please select one person to act as the primary contact.
  • About The Teacher

  • Please provide a direct link to download your video (e.g. Dropbox, Google Drive, Vimeo, etc.) Please note that if the teacher is selected, Tucson Values Teachers will post the video on our website and social accounts. Only include individuals in the video that agree to these terms. In your video, please explain why your teacher deserves to be recognized as an outstanding educator! Video must be no longer than 60 seconds and available in MP4 or MOV formats.
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