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 Winners

    Our 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award winners represent schools across the district, from preschool to high school. Learn more about our award winners and the schools in which they teach.

    View 2016 Winners
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    Sharing Practice

    Excellence in Teaching Award winners are sharing their work across the district through presentations, classroom visit, blogs and more. View some examples of their favorite resources and see them in action.

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    2017 Nominations

    Do you know an excellent teacher in the CMSD whose work should be shared across the district? Nominations for the 2017 Excellence in Teaching Award are now open. Help celebrate great teaching in Cleveland!

    Nominate a Teacher

2016 Award Gala Video

2016 Award Ceremony