Campbellsville University began the Excellence in Teaching Award Program in 1987 with assistance from Mr. Earl Aaron and the Ward, Cundiff, and Aaron Memorial Fund. The purpose of the program is to recognize the quality teaching and learning taking place in the school systems throughout Kentucky.
Through the awards program, Campbellsville University presents certificates to teachers in each grade level (preschool/elementary, middle grades, and high school) as selected by their school districts. Nearly 3,000 teachers have been so honored since the program’s inception.
The purpose of this award is to recognize the quality teaching in the schools of the state of Kentucky and to strengthen the field of education. It provides statewide recognition to three outstanding individuals from your school district for their leadership and dedication to the teaching profession. Implicit in the award is the expectation that the recipients’ examples may inspire all teachers to excel.
In addition to recognition and an awards ceremony, recipients will receive a personalized certificate. A press release and photo will be sent to the newspaper in the recipient’s community, if desired.
You may select the following teachers to honor from your district:
- One preschool OR one elementary teacher
- One middle school teacher
- One high school teacher
You do not have to nominate someone from each level. You may not, however, choose two teachers from the same category. Recipients of the previous year’s award are ineligible for the current year’s award.
View past winners of the Excellence in Teaching Award: