Do you know an Excellent Educator?

If so, nominate that teacher for the 2019-20 Archdiocese of Boston Excellence in Education Award!

This award honors elementary and secondary school teachers’ commitment to developing saints and scholars in Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Boston. These teachers have been nominated by parents, administrators, students or their peers because of their demonstration of strong leadership qualities, Catholic values, academic excellence and commitment to their students and school. Every day, they inspire students from all backgrounds and abilities to learn and they actively collaborate with their peers, students, and families to create a welcoming environment and culture of success. Five elementary school teachers and five secondary school teachers will receive the award.


  • January 27 – March 7, 2020: Nominations Open.
  • March 7 – 13, 2020: Where data is available, school teacher’s academic data will be reviewed. For example, at least 50% of a nominated elementary school teacher’s students must have met their growth goals in Winter 2020 to move on to the next step.
  • March 13 – March 30, 2020: Award committee reviews applications using rubric and chooses ten elementary and ten secondary school teachers for interviews.
  • April 1 – April 30, 2020: 30 minute interviews occur at the Pastoral Center. Interviewers include members from the Catholic Schools Office and Award committee members.
  • Late April/early May 2020: Teachers are notified of their status.
  • May 2020: Teacher Luncheon with Cardinal Seán O’Malley

ALL are welcome to nominate an excellent educator!

Click here for the nomination form.

Please return this form to Annie Smith, Associate Superintendent of Strategy, Research & Data for the Archdiocese of Boston Catholic Schools, at [email protected] or mailed to 66 Brooks Drive, Braintree, MA 02184 by March 2, 2020.

Pictured: The 2018-2019 Honorees
The 2018-2019 Excellence in Education Honorees. Photo Credit: Gregory Tracy