Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that nominations and applications for the third round of the Empire State Excellence in Teaching program are now open. The program recognizes teachers across New York State who are successfully preparing a new generation of learners for the future and honors outstanding individuals who exemplify the highest standards of teaching, working to foster creativity, instill a love of learning, and inspire independent thinking and student initiative. Honorees will receive a $5,000 stipend to support their professional development interests and will also be invited to meet with university, workforce and policy leaders across the state to share their expertise and insights.
New York teachers are invited to submit an application for final consideration by a panel of leaders including SAANYS and several other New York professional education associations. Read the full announcement here.