Excellence in Teaching

Excellence in Teaching

Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 11 a.m. ET in Ransdell Chapel

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.

Guest Speaker

Senator Max Wise of Campbellsville, Ky.


Download the Award Form for Your School District

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.

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 2017 award are ineligible for the 2018 award.

Submissions for the award must be received in the School of Education office no later than March 2, 2018.


View past winners of the Excellence in Teaching Award.