Outstanding Educator Awards
Award Categories 2021-2022 (except Outstanding Superintendent)
Elementary – Grade Ranges PreK-6th
Middle/Jr High- Grade Ranges 6th-8th
High School - Grade Ranges 9th-12th
Multi School- More than one school or school’s Grade Range includes more than one Category such as K-8. Please also select which school category this form is being submitted if more than one school is part of this PTA
Community- Not attached to specific schools. Example-Special Education PTA
Strong PTAs must have the cooperation and support of parents, teachers, administrators, and superintendents who support PTA activities. Alabama PTA recognizes educators who put forth special effort to work with PTA through its Outstanding Educator Awards. Submitting an application shows PTA's appreciation and provides an opportunity to recognize that person locally. See applications here.
Past winners of any Educator Award are not eligible to be re-nominated for that same award for 5 years.
See list of past winners here.
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Outstanding Teacher Award: Plaque
Criteria: Must be nominated by the PTA of the school that he/she serves.
All certified staff members are eligible for this award. Paraprofessionals are not eligible for this award.
Outstanding Administrator Award: Plaque
Criteria: Must be nominated by the PTA of the school that he/she serves. Must have a master’s degree in school administration. Assistant principals are eligible for this award.
Outstanding Support Staff Award: Plaque
Criteria: Must be nominated by the PTA of the school that he/she serves. Designated for non-certified members of the staff whose support/efforts help encourage and support family-school partnerships.
Outstanding Superintendent Award: Plaque
Criteria: Must be nominated by a council or three local unit PTAs. Assistant superintendents as well as superintendents are eligible for this award.