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Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Award

Awards to USA, Canada, and International K-12 Classroom
Teachers to Recognize Exceptional Dedication to Teaching

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Turnaround Management Association (TMA)

Deadline Date:

08/17/18 Receipt


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Awards of $5,000 to USA, Canada, and International K-12 teachers to recognize outstanding contributions to improving student outcomes in their communities. Applications are invited from teachers who demonstrate innovation in teaching, the ability to inspire students, and devotion to improving the educational environment.

The program is named in honor of Leslie Bender Butler and Cindy Butler Cooley, relatives of a past TMA chairman who collectively have spent more than 50 years as teachers, and recognizes the central role that teaching has in the life of the association.

Turnaround Management Association (TMA), the only international nonprofit association dedicated to corporate restructuring and turnaround management, administers the program.

The award consists of a cash prize and stipend for travel, hotel arrangements, and meals while on-site for The TMA Annual, September 26-28, 2018, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado. TMA will present two prizes and distribute news releases about the winners to local and national news media outlets.

Entries should illustrate how the nominee meets the following criteria:
-Exceptional dedication and skill in shaping and influencing children’s lives through excellence in educational effort
-Demonstrated capability in effecting change in the outcome of students’ educational performance
-Innovation in teaching methods resulting in solutions to challenging situations
-Inspiring and encouraging students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn
-Respected as a positive role model and professional by other teachers, colleagues, parents, and students
-Selfless devotion and tireless efforts to improve the educational environment and quality of life in the school and community

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GrantWatch ID#: 181117

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The cash stipend is $5,000 USD to each teacher and up to $1,000 USD in travel, hotel arrangements, and meals while on-site for The TMA Annual.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nominees must:
-Be licensed and active elementary or secondary (K-12) classroom teachers
-Teach at an accredited public or private school
-Possess at least five years of teaching experience
-Have instructed students the equivalent of 20 hours per week during a nine-month academic calendar year for at least five of the prior seven years

Pre-Application Information:

Entries must be received by Friday, August 17, 2018.

Upon receipt, applications become the property of TMA. Within 15 business days of receipt, TMA will email confirmation of receipt of entry to the nominator only. Nominees and nominators will be notified of the outcome of the competition in September 2018.

Contact Information:

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

Matthew Switzer, Director of Marketing & Communications

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon


International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.