The Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards program, sponsored by Emerson, annually recognizes more than 100 educators in the St. Louis metropolitan area – from kindergarten teachers to college professors – who are examples of excellence in their field.
Recipients are selected by the chief administrators of their school districts or educational institutions. The employing educational institution must be located in the St. Louis metropolitan area, which is defined to include: (in Missouri) Franklin County, Jefferson County, St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County; and (in Illinois) Jersey County, Madison County, Monroe County, and St. Clair County.
Information about this year's awards will be available later this summer 2017.
Current and recent Emerson Excellence in Teaching recipients (years 2011-2016), which teach grades K-12, can apply for an Emerson Gold Star Grant. Gold Star Grants will be presented in two categories:
Individual Category (grades K through 12). At least two $2,500 cash grant awards to selected individual teachers, plus a $2,500 grant for each winner’s employing school.
Teamwork Category (grades K through 12). At least one $10,000 cash grant award to a teaching team (two or more teachers, one of which must be an eligible Gold Star Grant applicant), plus a $5,000 grant for each winning team’s employing school.
The 2017 Emerson Gold Star Grant program is now closed. Information about the 2018 Emerson Gold Star Grant program will be available in January 2018.
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