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Help Us Find the National Civics Teacher of the Year!

by Bill of Rights Institute on

America is celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week from May 8-12.

And the Bill of Rights Institute is ensuring that our country’s civics teachers get the recognition they deserve.

Nominations are now open for the inaugural Bill of Rights Institute National Civics Teacher of the Year award.

Civics teachers in grades 6-12 are eligible to receive the award — and one deserving teacher will take home a $5,000 grand prize.

Students, parents, residents, and other educators can nominate outstanding civics teachers in their local communities. Those teachers must then submit a short essay describing how they equip students to live out the ideals of a free and just society.

The 10 finalists will be announced at the start of the 2023-24 school year in August. The recipient of the National Civics Teacher of the Year award will be announced during BRI’s Constitution Day Live event on Sept. 17, 2023.

The grand prize-winning teacher will receive $5,000 and the title of National Civics Teacher of the Year. The other finalists will each receive $1,000.

“Civics teachers help provide our students with valuable foundational knowledge and citizenship skills that last a lifetime,” said Bill of Rights Institute President and CEO David Bobb. “Through the National Civics Teacher of the Year Award, we hope to shine a light on the important work civics teachers perform each day on behalf of our students, our communities, and our country.”

Nominations will be accepted until Friday, June 30. So what are you waiting for? Show gratitude to a local teacher and visit this link to submit your nominee!