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Educator Recognition

The New Jersey Department of Education recognizes the outstanding contributions of teachers and leaders in a variety of ways. Please view the following links for more information on state and national recognition programs:

  • Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching: This most prestigious award offered by our national government for teachers of mathematics and science includes a recognition program in Washington, D.C., professional development and leadership opportunities, and a $10,000 grant from the NSF to be spent at the recipient's sole discretion.
  • Teacher of the Year: This program recognizes and honors the contributions of highly-effective classroom teacher leaders at the school, district, county and state level who possess a special talent for inspiring a love of learning in students of all backgrounds and abilities.