The Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association of Greater Austin

Teaching Excellence Award

The Phi Betta Kappa Alumni Association of Greater Austin seeks to raise public awareness of the contributions that teachers make and to raise the esteem of the teaching profession. This year, we are pleased to initiate the Teaching Excellence Award for an area high school teacher. This award provides $2500 to the teacher, with an additional $500 to the teacher’s school, to be used in support of the teacher’s work.

In line with the Phi Beta Kappa motto – Love of learning is the guide of life – we salute teachers who exemplify that motto in their own lives and in the lives of their students. These are teachers who

  • Demonstrate instructional expertise, innovation, and creativity in teaching methods and classroom activities
  • Embody and encourage critical thinking by students that goes beyond the classroom, using that knowledge in real-world experiences
  • Participate in enrichment activities that continually improve their knowledge and skills in the liberal arts and sciences
  • Share classroom success through mentoring, curriculum development, publishing, and/or presentations
The Award is given to the winning teacher at the Fall General Meeting.
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