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R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence

Awards to Virginia K-12 Teachers in the Richmond
Area for Outstanding Achievements in Education

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia

Deadline Date:

02/26/18 5:00 PM


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Awards ranging from $4,000 to $12,000 to Virginia K-12 public school teachers in the Richmond area for exceptional instruction and inspiring students. Funding is intended for professional development activities by teachers working in Richmond and the Counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, and Henrico.

Recipients will be required to share their educational ideas and experiences with fellow teachers.

The qualities of an outstanding teacher may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Strong knowledge of subject matter;
- Dedication to the teaching profession;
- Inspires students and peers;
- Motivates students to develop skills and form positive habits towards learning and discipline;
- Utilizes creative methods to engage students in the subject matter.

Established in 1988, the R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence recognizes public school teachers who distinguish themselves by their inspiring classroom performance. The program is based on the belief that a positive educational experience at the elementary, middle and high school levels helps children form positive life-long habits toward learning and discipline.

Through a nomination process, approximately 15 outstanding teachers are selected each year to receive cash grants to support professional development activities. Award recipients have earned graduate degrees, climbed mountains, traced their ancestors and met peers from around the world - all to reignite their own passion for learning and to pass it on to their students.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 168266

Number of Grants:

Approximately 15

Estimated Size of Grant:

The size of individual grant awards will range from $4,000 to $12,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Eligibility is limited to full-time K-12 classroom teachers employed by the public school divisions of the City of Richmond, Chesterfield, Hanover, and Henrico Counties, as well as the Department of Juvenile Justice - Division of Education in these localities.
- Teachers must have completed a minimum of three years of full-time service.
- Past winners become eligible at the beginning of the sixth year following their last award. (example: A teacher who wins an R.E.B. Award in 2017 will be eligible for consideration again in

- A teacher cannot be selected as an award finalist more than twice during a five-year period.

Pre-Application Information:

The R.E.B. Foundation will consider each of the following items in selecting final candidates:

Nomination and Letter of Support
- Nominations are welcome from all individuals except for the nominee’s principal who will be
responsible for an independent evaluation.
- Teachers may not self-nominate.
- Nominations made by students in grades K-5 must be accompanied by an endorsement from an adult within the space provided online. A letter in support of the nomination must be written by another individual and submitted with the nomination. Please obtain the letter of support before beginning the online nomination process.
- Nomination Deadline: Monday, February 26, 2018 by 5pm.

2. Nominee Response & Release
At the conclusion of the nomination process, the nominator will be prompted to send an email to the nominee to complete the Nominee Response and Release. The teacher will be asked to answer three standardized questions concerning his or her accomplishments in education and provide permission for the Foundation to request performance information from his or her principal.
- Deadline: Monday, March 26, 2018 by 5:00pm.

3. Principal’s Evaluation
The nominator will also be prompted to send an email to the nominee's principal to complete the Principal Evaluation, an assessment of the nominee’s classroom performance.
- Deadline: Monday, March 26, 2018 by 5:00pm.

Award recipients will be announced in November.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Nominate a teacher:;

Stacey Keeley , Donor Engagement Officer
(804) 330-7400 Ext. 116

Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia
7501 Boulders View Drive, Suite 110
Richmond, VA 23225

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Virginia: Richmond and the Counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, and Henrico