Teacher Excellence Award

    Excellence in High School Teaching of Chemistry Award

    Purpose:  To recognize, encourage, and stimulate outstanding teachers of high school chemistry or a chemical science in the Chicago section.

    Amount of Award: $1000.00, a certificate, and membership for one year in the American Association of Chemistry Teachers.

    Who May Nominate:  Any individual, except a currently enrolled student of the nominee or a member of the award selection committee, may submit one nomination in any given year.  The awardee should recently (within the last two years) have taught chemistry at an area high school. 

    Required components of Nomination Portfolio:

    • The Awards Committee will consider only complete nomination portfolios.
    • A complete portfolio shall consist of
    • Nomination Information Form;
    • Recommendation Letter(s) of not more than 750 words submitted on behalf of the nominee according to the Guidelines for Recommendation Letter.  This must be submitted directly to the chair of the awards committee.
    • A current curriculum vitae or resume that includes a list of the nominee’s honors, professional activities, and additional evidence of service to the profession; NOTE:This must be limited to no more than two pages and the activities listed must have occurred within the past five years.

    Instructions:  Submit nominations to the chair of the Awards committee by e-mail (send to [email protected]) with the subject line denoting “High School Excellence Award Nomination”) by June 1 of the year that the award is to be given.  Please inclued your name, phone number, and email address.  Alternatively, you may submit the nomination online using the nomination form link below.  Nomination information can be found here.

    Presentation of Award: The award will be given by the section at the Chicago section’s Education Night in September.

    Recognition of Prior winners

    Nomination form