Exemplary Early Career Teacher Award 2017
Presented by the Apple Federal Credit Union Education Foundation and the
College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University
About the award
The Exemplary Early Career Teacher Award recognizes excellence in teaching and educational leadership by an early career teacher. The $2,500 educational award is presented by the Apple Federal Credit Union Education Foundation in collaboration with the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at George Mason University.
To be eligible for the award, nominees must meet the following requirements:
- Graduate of one of CEHD's degree or licensure programs, and
- Employee in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) as a full-time teacher for a minimum of one academic year and a maximum of three years.
The selection committee is composed of faculty from CEHD, staff from FCPS, and community members. The committee reviews all nominations and makes a recommendation to the dean of the College of Education and Human Development who selects the recipient.
The recipient of the Exemplary Early Career Teacher Award 2017 will be selected in March. Presentation of the award will be made in May.
The deadline for completed applications is Monday, February 27th, 2017.
Note: Self-nominations are not accepted. Nominators may be anyone with immediate knowledge of the accomplishments of an outstanding early career teacher. Examples of nominators are principals, administrators, fellow teachers, Mason faculty members, or community members.
Complete the application in Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, or 2013 only. Submit application via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The nominator will coordinate and manage the nomination process and submit the nomination packet via email by the due date above.
- A nominator may submit only one nomination in any given year.
- Although several individuals may contribute to the nomination packet, only one name may be listed as the nominator on the application form.
- The nominator will obtain the consent of the teacher being nominated.
- For assistance or any questions, please email: email@example.com.
About the foundation
For many years, the Apple Federal Credit Union Education Foundation has been active in supporting beginning teacher programs and embraced the opportunity to recognize exemplary early career teachers and encourage them to continue their careers in teaching. To further this work, the foundation created a partnership with the College of Education and Human Development. A notable part of the award is the reflection of teachers about their education at CEHD and the professors who influenced them.
Previous award winners
2016: Michael Hunt
Westbriar Elementary School
(MEd Curriculum and Instruction: Elementary Education '12)
From his nominators: "There are some people who are born to teach, born to bring out the best in those around them, and born to motivate and inspire others. This is what Michael Hunt does; it's who he is. He consistently strives for excellence in his delivery of instruction and his professionalism with colleagues. He has a strong commitment to his students' social, emotional, and academic success and is to be commended for his work with families and his willingess to continually reach out to make connections in an effort to keep the bar raised at a high level and have each student meet with personal success."
2015: Brandon Hughart
Cedar Lane School
(MEd Special Education '13)