Outstanding Educator Awards

Outstanding Educators

Outstanding Educator Awards Recognize Teachers, Principals, Support Employees

To cultivate an empowering, supporting, and engaging environment with a strong sense of belonging, PWCS recognizes excellence in the workplace through the Outstanding Educators program.  


The Outstanding Educator Awards program will include the following:

  • Teacher of the Year (Elementary and Secondary)
  • Novice Teacher of the Year (Elementary and Secondary)
  • Principal of the Year (Elementary and Secondary)
  • NEW! Support Employee of the Year 

How to Submit a Nomination

To nominate a teacher or support employee, please contact your child’s school.

  • The Teacher of the Year/Novice Teacher of the Year program is open to all teachers, including librarians, technology specialists, guidance counselors, and reading specialists.  
  • The Support Employee of the Year program is open to all teaching assistants, clerical and administrative, transportation, food and nutrition, custodial and maintenance, security, health and student services, technical, and skilled trades staff.   

To nominate a Principal of the Year, staff, parents, and community members are encouraged to submit their nomination via Microsoft Form to the division. Nominations are now being accepted and must be received by Monday, February 5, 2024.


For questions, please contact Michelle Colbert at colberml@pwcs.edu.