Calling All Excellent Teachers and Leaders

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

The application process for the 2015 Teacher and Principal of the Year program is now closed. Congratulation to these Semi-Finalists!

All Teacher and Principal of the Year finalists will be honored at the 8th Annual Cecil. J. Picard Educator Excellence Symposium and Celebration on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Executive Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

For questions and submissions, email excellenteducators@la.gov.

VIDEO OF LAST YEAR'S CELEBRATION:

7th Annual Cecil J. Picard Educator Excellence Symposium
July 12, 2013

The Department announced the 2014 Louisiana Teacher and Principal of the Year at the Seventh Annual Cecil J. Picard Educator Excellence Symposium and Celebration.  This annual symposium is a day of professional development and recognition for Teacher and Principal of the Year finalists.

Part 1: Supt. John White Addresses Educators
To view this video on YouTube, please click here.

Part 2: Awards Presentation
To view this video on YouTube, please click here.


Outstanding School Support Employee Award

The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) is requesting nominations by April 9th for the Outstanding School Support Employee Awards Program. The awards program provides the Superintendent of each school system the opportunity to honor an outstanding employee at the elementary, middle/junior high and high school levels. The winners will be those support employees selected by local school systems for having rendered time and talents beyond the call of duty. The Outstanding School Support Employee Awards Program provides an opportunity to honor an outstanding employee at the elementary, middle/junior high and high school levels that supports and provides leadership in the operation of non-instructional activities within the school year.

For application materials, click on the appropriate links below:


Students of the Year Awards Program

The Students of the Year Awards Program is designed to recognize outstanding elementary, middle/junior high, and high school students. This program, patterned after The Teacher of the Year Awards Program, is an excellent opportunity to recognize from each school system those students who have demonstrated excellent academic achievement, leadership ability, and citizenship. The Students of the Year Awards Program is sponsored by the Louisiana State Superintendent through the State Department of Education and the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Nominate a Student: