Outstanding New Educator Award

2020 Update: Thank you to all the members who submitted a nomination! We had a record number of submissions this year. The five finalists were selected and the committee is working on evaluating those at this time. 

The deadline to submit a nomination for 2020 is now closed.

Download the GuidelinesNomination Form, and Scoring Rubric Sample.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Conference Awards for Outstanding New Educators. Selected from a national pool of nominees, these exemplary educators are all in their first three years of teaching, were certified through an alternative route program that is a member of NAAC, and demonstrate passion for and commitment to the success of every student. The winners are:

Rachel Cullen

English Language Arts Teacher
Air Academy High School
Colorado Springs, Colorado

University of Colorado
Colorado Springs Alternative
Licensure Program

John Ezaki

9th Grade Math Teacher
YES Prep East End School
Houston, Texas

YES Prep Teaching Excellence

Sarah Khan

6th Grade English & Social
Studies Teacher
YES Prep Northbrook Middle School
Houston, Texas

YES Prep Teaching Excellence

Honorable Mention
: Courtney Howard, 9th Grade English Teacher, Hope High School, Hope, Arkansas
Program: Arkansas Teacher Corps