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 Award to be handed out in May during Teacher Appreciation Week (May 3 – May 7).


Five teachers will be selected for the award and will receive $250 cash from Tucson Values Teachers, a $100 gift card for classroom supplies, a plaque, and flowers.


We’re asking students to nominate teachers who are going above and beyond. Parents and other adults may help students (especially younger kids!). Creativity is encouraged!


All PreK-12 Southern Arizona teachers in Pima, Cochise, and Santa Cruz counties are eligible to be nominated.

To submit a nomination, students will need to:

  1. Create a video highlighting how your teacher is going above and beyond and why you think they deserve to win the 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 public link to download the video (see below).


Nominations are open from now until April 23. The nomination form can be found at the bottom of this page.

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Teacher Excellence Award Nomination: Student Form

For Teacher Appreciation Week 2021, Tucson Values Teachers is seeking video nominations from students. Show your teacher how much they are appreciated! We are seeking nominations for PreK-12 teachers throughout Southern Arizona. Please note that students can receive help from parents, administrators, or other adults (especially our younger students!). Please email Kelly Prevenas at kprevenas@tucsonvaluesteachers.org with any questions.
  • About You

  • Please provide your name.
  • Please include an email address that can be used from addresses outside your school district.
  • 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. Please make sure the link you share is not set to private so that we may view the file.
  • Please provide any other comments.

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