Excellence in Teaching Award: Call For Nominations To Honor Teachers In Rio Arriba County & Pojoaque


Española — Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Excellence in Teaching Award. In addition to honoring teachers in Rio Arriba County, this year educators in Pojoaque also are eligible.

An engraved plaque and $1,000 prize will be given to seven teachers in honor of their dedication and to bring encouragement and support to the education profession.

The program is offered by the nonprofit Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation and Centerra-Los Alamos (CLA), the Laboratory’s protective force contractor.

Qualified nominees must have taught at their current K-12 public, Tribal or charter school in Rio Arriba County or Pojoaque for at least three years. Current and former students, teachers, administrators and other colleagues may submit nominations through the online form at www.lanlfoundation.org/teacheraward by the November 2, 2018 deadline.

Each teacher’s impact on his or her school, students and community; leadership qualities; cultivation of positive culture; and inspiration of lifelong learning in others will be considered by the selection committee, made up of invited community members and staff from sponsoring organizations. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded before the end-of-year break. 

For additional information, contact Doris Rivera at doris@lanlfoundation.org or 505.753.8890.

About the Sponsors:

Centerra – Los Alamos (CLA) is the LANL Protective Force Contractor. CLA consists of more than 300 professionals, responsible for protecting some of the Nation’s most critical assets.

LANL Foundation works to inspire excellence in education and learning in Northern New Mexico through innovative programming, collaboration, and advocacy. By investing in learning and  human potential, the Foundation’s vision is that all New Mexicans have the skills and confidence they need to be self-sufficient, lifelong learners who are engaged in their communities.