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Awards to Oklahoma Teachers and Administrators for Excellence in Education

Oklahoma Medal for Excellence Awards

Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence - Academic Awards Program


Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #176345

Grant Description

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Awards of $5,000 to Oklahoma educators for outstanding teaching. The purpose of this program is to honor individuals who are role models in education and encourage others to strive for excellence. Awards will be presented to teachers at the elementary, secondary, regional university, community college, and research university levels. Honorees will be recognized on May 20, 2023, at the Academic Awards Banquet, which has been described as the “Academy Awards of public education in Oklahoma.”

The Oklahoma Medal for Excellence, one of Oklahoma’s premiere educator awards, recognizes public school educators for their passion and innovation, commitment to professional development, and extraordinary impact on student learning.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Public school educators at the elementary, secondary, community college/regional university and research university levels and elementary/secondary administrators are eligible.

Elementary Teaching
- The nominee must currently be a full-time employee of a public school in Oklahoma and must have demonstrated excellence in education. Each nominee’s performance will be evaluated in terms of his or her own particular teaching environment.
- The nominee must have a classroom teaching assignment in his or her current job description and expect to continue in an active teaching position in his or her school district throughout the 2022-2023 school year.

Secondary Teaching:
- The nominee must currently be a full-time employee of a public school in Oklahoma and must have demonstrated excellence in education. Each nominee’s performance will be evaluated in terms of his or her own particular teaching environment.
- The nominee must have a classroom teaching assignment in his or her current job description and expect to continue in an active teaching position in his or her school district throughout the 2022-2023 school year.

Elementary/Secondary Administration
- The nominee must currently be a full-time employee of a public school in Oklahoma and must have demonstrated excellence in education. Each nominee’s performance will be evaluated in terms of his or her own particular educational environment.
- The nominee must expect to continue in his or her current administrative role in his or her school district throughout the 2022-2023 school year.

Regional University / Community College Teaching:
- The nominee must currently be a full-time faculty member employed by a public regional university or community college in Oklahoma (as those terms are defined by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education) and must have demonstrated excellence in education. Each nominee’s performance will be evaluated in terms of his or her own particular teaching environment.
- The nominee must have a teaching component in his or her current job description and expect to continue in an active teaching position at his or her college or university throughout the 2022-2023 school year.

Research University:
- The nominee must currently be a full-time faculty member employed by a public regional university or community college in Oklahoma (as those terms are defined by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education) and must have demonstrated excellence in education. Each nominee’s performance will be evaluated in terms of his or her own particular teaching environment.
- The nominee must have a teaching component in his or her current job description and expect to continue in an active teaching position at his or her college or university throughout the 2022-2023 school year.

Previous award winners are not eligible for nomination.

Pre-Application Information:

Medal for Excellence nominations must be submitted by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29.

NEW THIS YEAR: The nomination process will be initiated by the NOMINATOR. (Self-nominations are not accepted.) Once the nominator statement is submitted, the nominee will receive a system-generated email invitation to create an account in the Academic Awards portal and complete the nomination requirements.

Anyone – including colleagues, parents, students, former students or community members – can nominate a public-school educator for an Oklahoma Medal for Excellence Award.

Guidelines: https://www.ofe.org/medal-for-excellence-nomination-and-guidelines/

Additional Funding Information:

Number of Grants:

Five public school educators, one each at the elementary, secondary, community college/regional university and research university levels. An elementary/secondary administrator also will also be honored.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Each honoree will receive a $5,000 cash award and an etched glass Roots and Wings sculpture.

Contact Information:

Nomination Portal: https://ofe.secure-platform.com/a/

If you have questions, please contact Rachel Webber at rachel@ofe.org or (405) 236-0006.

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