This chamber program recognizes the best in teaching in Alamance County. Each year, outstanding educators are selected by their schools to participate in the awards program. In addition to recognizing the Teachers of the Year from the 36 Alamance-Burlington Schools, nominated teachers will be recognized in an Independent School Category and from Alamance Community College.
A selection committee facilitated by the Alamance Chamber reviews nominee portfolios from all the winners, interviews selected semi-finalists and determines 8 finalists for recognition. The selection committee has the responsibility of choosing the Alamance-Burlington Schools Teacher of the Year, who will then move forward in the NC Department of Public Instruction Teacher of the Year competition.
Recently, community partners have invested in our educators by enhancing the awards package for the Alamance-Burlington School Teacher of the Year. The awards package now includes a professional development opportunity, an international trip with Go Global NC, a one-year car lease, and a variety of additional gifts to support them during their reign, such as gift certificates for dry cleaning, travel, salon services, and business cards.
The Excellence in Education Awards Program takes place in May, on the evening of National Teacher Appreciation Day. This event is invitation only.