BP ALASKA TEACHERS OF EXCELLENCE
PROGRAM ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS
BP representative Tara Stevens said the BP is accepting nominations for the 20th
annual BP Teachers of Excellence program, which recognizes Alaska teachers’ exceptional work. The program will honor K-12 teachers from public or private schools who have made important contributions to education and their communities over the past year.
Anyone can nominate a BP Teacher of Excellence by visiting BPteachers.com
. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 30, 2015. Since the program’s inception in 1995, BP has recognized more than 620 Alaska teachers. Last year, BP recognized 30 Teachers of Excellence from more than 1,400 nominations received from across the state. Valdez has had 12 BP Teachers of Excellence recognized over the years. Roz Strang, Barb Lyons, Patsy Collins, Laura Lappies, Susan Eide, John Strang, Sheri Beck, Candace Walker, Jan Michaud-Whalen, Kim Mackey, Peter Austad, Adam Sharrai and Kyle Moeller. Stevens said that BP is hoping to invite all past winners to a celebration to celebrate the 20 years of this program. Stevens is hoping past Valdez recipients will visit BPteachers.com to find out more about the 20 year celebration.
For 2015, each BP Teacher of Excellence will receive a $500 gift card and a $500 matching grant to their school. BP also will select one Teacher of the Year who will receive a $1,500 scholarship for continuing education.
to view the table of Nominations