Residence Halls 16

Excellence in Teaching

Excellence in Teaching

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. Excellence in Teaching 2021 is Saturday, May 8th at 11:00 AM EST.

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. Over 3,000 teachers have been honored since the program’s inception.


The purpose of this award is to recognize quality teaching in Kentucky schools and to strengthen the field of education. It provides statewide recognition to three outstanding individuals 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.

2021 Excellence in Teaching Program

The link to the 2021 Excellence in Teaching virtual ceremony.

Teacher Selection

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: