Outstanding New Educator Award


2020 New Educator of the Year Awards Update: Thank you to all the members who submitted a nomination! We had a record number of submissions this year. The Committee is working to complete the first round, which narrows the field to the top five, by mid-November when they will be notified. The goal is to notify the winners by mid-December before the holidays. 

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

Download the Guidelines and the Nomination Form.

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

Program:
University of Colorado
Colorado Springs Alternative
Licensure Program


John Ezaki

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

Program:
YES Prep Teaching Excellence


Sarah Khan

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

Program:
YES Prep Teaching Excellence


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