An Award to Recognize Exemplary CMSD Teachers

The Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes and rewards Cleveland Metropolitan School District teachers who demonstrate instructional expertise, creativity and innovation in their classrooms; who make learning engaging, vibrant and relevant for students; and whose work and accomplishments set a standard of excellence for all teachers. Its purpose is to elevate the teaching profession, to motivate and inspire teachers, to allow teachers to share best educational practices with their peers, and to enhance the reputation of teachers in Cleveland.

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2016 Excellence in Teaching Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award winners. They are truly teachers who demonstrate instructional expertise, creativity and innovation in their classrooms; who make learning engaging, vibrant and relevant for students; and who set a standard of excellence for all teachers. We are so proud of the work they do every day, bringing the joy of discovery and learning to children in our schools. It is an outstanding achievement. Please join us in congratulating them.

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Award Process

2016 Nominee Statistics

255 nominations were collected from the following schools in 2016!

Nominee Schools

  • Adlai E. Stevenson (1)
  • Alfred A. Benesch (1)
  • Almira (2)
  • Andrew J. Rickoff (1)
  • Anton Grdina (2)
  • Artemus Ward (1)
  • Bard High School Early College (4)
  • Benjamin Franklin (3)
  • Buhrer Dual Language (2)
  • Campus International (4)
  • Case (1)
  • Charles A. Mooney (1)
  • Charles Dickens (3)
  • Clara E. Westropp (3)
  • Clark (3)
  • Cleveland Early College High School (2)
  • Cleveland High School for Digital Arts (2)
  • Cleveland School of Architecture and Design (2)
  • Cleveland School of the Arts (3)
  • Cleveland School of Science and Medicine (3)
  • Collinwood High School (2)
  • Daniel E Morgan (1)
  • Denison (1)
  • Design Lab Early College High School (1)
  • Dike School of the Arts (2)
  • Douglas MacArthur Girls Leadership Academy (1)
  • East Clark (1)
  • East Technical High School (4)
  • Facing History New Tech (1)
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt (1)
  • Garfield (4)
  • Garrett Morgan (2)
  • George Washington Carver (2)
  • Ginn Academy (3)
  • Glenville High Schol (2)
  • H. Barbara Booker (6)
  • Hannah Gibbons (1)
  • Iowa Maple (1)
  • James F. Rhodes High School (7)
  • Jane Addams High School (3)
  • John Adams High School (1)
  • John F. Kennedy E3agle Academy (3)
  • John F. Kennedy High School (1)
  • John F. Kennedy PACT High School (1)
  • John Marshall High School (5)
  • John Marshall School of Civic and Business Leadership (3)
  • John Marshall School of Engineering (1)
  • John Marshall School of Information Technology (1)
  • Joseph M. Gallagher (6)
  • Lincoln West High School (7)
  • Louis Agassiz (1)
  • Louisa May Alcott (1)
  • Luis Munoz Marin (1)
  • Marion-Sterling (1)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Law & Public Service (1)
  • Mary B. Martin (2)
  • Mary M. Bethune (2)
  • Mc2STEM High School (3)
  • Memorial (1)
  • Miles (1)
  • Miles Park (4)
  • Mound (2)
  • Nathan Hale (5)
  • New Tech East (1)
  • New Tech West (4)
  • Newton D. Baker School of the Arts (4)
  • Orchard School of Science (3)
  • Other (3)
  • Patrick Henry (1)
  • Paul L. Dunbar (2)
  • Promise Academy (2)
  • Riverside (2)
  • Robert H. Jamison (3)
  • Robinson G. Jones (1)
  • School Of One (3)
  • Scranton (1)
  • Success Tech Academy (1)
  • Sunbeam (3)
  • Thomas Jefferson International Newcomers Program (4)
  • Tremont Montessori (2)
  • Valley View Boys Leadership Academy (2)
  • Wade Park (2)
  • Warner Girls Leadership Academy (2)
  • Washington Park (1)
  • Whitney Young (2)
  • Wilbur Wright (2)
  • William C. Bryant (1)
  • Willson (5)