Governor Cuomo Announces Nominations and Applications Now Open for Third Round of Empire State Excellence in Teaching Award


Honorees to Receive $5,000 Stipend to Support Professional Development

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced nominations and applications for the third round of the Empire State Excellence in Teaching program are now open. The program recognizes teachers across New York State who are successfully preparing a new generation of learners for the future and honors outstanding individuals who exemplify the highest standards of teaching, working to foster creativity, instill a love of learning, and inspire independent thinking and student initiative.

“New York State is home to countless talented and dedicated teachers who spend their careers inspiring and enriching the lives of our young people,” Governor Cuomo said. “This program helps recognize the best of the best – the teachers who go above and beyond for their students to provide them the resources they need to succeed in the classroom and beyond.”

New York teachers are invited to submit an application for final consideration by a panel of leaders from several New York professional education associations. Applications are due by March 8, 2019. 

For more information on the Empire State Excellence in Teaching Program, please click HERE.

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