Teaching Tolerance Award for
Excellence in Teaching
The Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Teaching recognizes educators who excel at teaching young people how to thrive in diverse settings, achieve academically and work collaboratively.
The award is presented every two years to K-12 teachers who employ research-based practices to help students develop positive identities, exhibit empathy, consider different perspectives, think critically about injustice, and take informed action—activities that are central to Teaching Tolerance’s mission.
Our 2018 winners inspired us with their dedication to—and effectiveness in—creating spaces, curricula and communities where all students can thrive. Click on their names to watch them in action!
Almaraz is a teacher at William Howard Taft High School, where she teaches Latin American history and ethnic studies classes.
Coven is a 10th-grade English language arts teacher at The Workshop School.
Kleinrock is a 4th-grade teacher at Citizens of the World Charter School.
Lomax teaches at Anacapa Middle School, where she teaches English language arts, world geography and serves as the dual-language liaison.
McGeehan teaches high school humanities at The U School.
How to Apply
We will begin accepting nominations and applications for the 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award in Fall 2019. Check back here for more details.