The Academy of Distinguished Teachers is an award given to those faculty members who have demonstrated qualities that not only impressed their students, but also made them recognizable among their colleagues. It is a very prestigious award in the UT school system, with only one regional award ranking above it. There may only be a maximum of five teachers selected per year. The nomination however, is only the first step of many. Once they are nominated, they must collect several items such as student evaluations and class preparation materials to present, in an organized fashion, to the academy’s board. Once they give the final stamp of approval, the nomination becomes a reality.
By: Ashley Radford