First Class Teacher Award
Each year, the First Class Teacher Award honors one first-year in the district for their success in the classroom. Candidates are selected for demonstrating rigor, relevance, engagement, command of curriculum and distinguishing characteristics.
Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award
The Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards program, sponsored by Emerson, annually recognizes more than 100 teachers – from kindergarten to college professors – who are examples of excellence in the field of education in the St. Louis metropolitan area.
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.