Award Programs

2017 Teacher and Principal of the Year Programs

Department Names the 2017 Teacher and Principal of the Year Finalists

The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) recognizes that great teachers and school leaders are critical to student success. Annually, the LDOE, in partnership with Dream Teachers and the Louisiana Association of Principals, recognizes and honors the state’s most exceptional teachers and leaders through the Teacher and Principal of the Year programs.

This year, over 75 Local Education Agencies submitted nominations for Teacher and Principal of the Year. The Department is proud to announce the 2017 Teacher and Principal of the Year finalists. These educators are making exceptional gains with students, pushing them to achieve at the highest levels in the state. Their commitment to student success exemplifies Louisiana’s teaching profession. Congratulations to these outstanding educators!
 
All Teacher and Principal of the Year semi-finalists and finalists will be honored at the 10th Annual Cecil J. Picard Educator Excellence Symposium and Celebration on Friday, July 15, 2016, at the Crowne Plaza Executive Center in Baton Rouge.


Teacher and Principal of the Year Materials

Applications (Paper Versions)

Selection Process and Tools

Video Resources

Click here to view the Teacher and Principal of the Year selection process.

Click here to view the 2016 Teacher and Principal of the Year honorees and state-level winners.


For questions regarding the Teacher and Principal of the Year programs, email excellenteducators@la.gov.


Student of the Year Awards Program

The Department of Education recognizes that many outstanding students are enrolled in public, private, or charter schools throughout the state of Louisiana. To acknowledge these accomplishments, the Department, in conjunction with the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, annually honors one incredible fifth, eighth, and twelfth grade student based on their leadership, academic performance, achievements, citizenship, and service to the school and community.

Students are selected by their school and submitted to the local education agency/diocese level; these nominees are then forwarded to a Regional Selection Committee. The resulting eighteen finalists then compete at the state level. The winner of the three grade levels are announced on the evening of the final day of competition.

STUDENT OF THE YEAR MATERIALS

2016 Student of the Year Guidelines

2016 Logistics Memo/Application

2016 District Information Formation Form