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Excellence in Teaching Awards

Every year, the Excellence in Teaching Awards are granted to 10 Utah public school teachers whose contributions in the classroom have profoundly influenced the lives of individuals or groups of children.
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Nominations for 2024 are no longer being accepted

We encourage, support, and celebrate the nomination of Black, Latin-/o/a/@/e/x, Asian American, Indigenous, and Pacific Islander educators, as well as LGBTQIA+ educators, veterans, people living with disabilities, and other educators with lived experience being part of marginalized communities.

Printable Form

UEA Excellence in Teaching Award Nomination Form

Nominations for the 2024 UEA Excellence in Teaching Awards are open through February 9, 2024.
Your Relationship to Nominee


  • The nominee must be a licensed educator currently employed in a Utah public school.
  • Those nominating must use the official online nomination form or complete and mail a printable nomination form.
  • When submitting a paper nomination, please use no more than one additional page stapled to the nomination form.
  • When submitting online, please use 1,000 words or less.

If you have questions, please contact Meg Tanner at the UEA office.

Email Meg


A selection committee, which includes previous winners, assesses nominations to identify the ten award recipients. The winners in each area will be notified by Local Presidents and Regional Directors.


Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education

With more than 18,000 members across the state, UEA supports equal opportunities for success for ALL Utah students, and respect and support for all educators.