$124,900 Awarded in Support of Music Education – Fall 2023October 30, 2023
Immediate Career Opportunity at the Community FoundationNovember 1, 2023
DeKalb County residents are invited to nominate a deserving education professional for an Excellence in Education Award before the November 30, 2023 deadline. Award winners receive $1,000 and public recognition during an awards ceremony planned for spring 2024. Visit dekalbccf.org/eie to submit a nomination and for additional details.
Given annually, the Excellence in Education Awards honor outstanding teachers, administrators, and support staff in DeKalb County. Every public school district and private school in DeKalb County is eligible to nominate a person for each of the following areas:
- Pre-K – 5th Grade Teacher
- 6th – 8th Grade Teacher
- 9th – 12th Grade Teacher
- Support Staff (e.g., secretaries, classroom aides, custodians, food service, bus drivers, and maintenance)
The awards are made possible through the generosity of Yvonne Johnson, a retired elementary school teacher from the Sycamore School District. Yvonne established the DeKalb County Excellence in Education Award Fund in 1999 at the DeKalb County Community Foundation.
Submitted nominations are sent to the nominee’s school district for review by the district nomination committee. For more information, contact Community Foundation Grants Director Jolene Willis at 815-748-5383 or email@example.com.
Pictured above: Sandwich CUSD #430 Principal Jennifer Kern, of W.W. Woodbury Elementary School, is recognized by student nominator Gwendolyn Ryan at the 2023 Excellence in Education Awards ceremony.