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 as well as innovation and creativity in teaching methods and classroom activities.
  • Display the ability to engage students of varied backgrounds and abilities, cultivating joy of learning and critical thinking.
  • Participate in activities that improve his/her knowledge and skill in the liberal arts and/or sciences.
  • Share their own classroom success through mentoring, curriculum development, publishing, and/or presentations.
The Award is given to the winning teacher at the Fall General Meeting.

Here is the nomination form to be used by principals for the 2019 award:

2019 PBKAAGA Nomination form.docx

Here is the application form to be used by teachers who have been nominated for the 2019 award:

2019 PBKAAGA Application form.docx

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