Nominate a Teacher

Nominate a Teacher


Candidates must be K-12 Indiana school teachers with at least five years of experience. While we hope to select educators from a mix of grade levels, subjects, and geographical locations, we permit multiple nominations from the same district. However, we will select no more than one teacher from each district.

We especially encourage nominations of persons of color, applicants with disabilities, and members of other under-represented groups.

Nomination and Application Process

Teachers can be nominated by their district superintendent in consultation with their building principal. Superintendents write a brief nomination statement for that teacher to include in their application materials. Alternatively, teachers can apply directly, and include the nomination letter from their Superintendent as part of their application materials.

All interested teachers must complete the Armstrong Teacher Educator Award Application.

Selection Process

Approximately ten teachers will be selected. Efforts are made to honor educators from a mix of grade levels and subjects as well as geographical locations. The primary criteria for selection are excellence as a classroom teacher and potential for sharing professional experience with IU teacher education students. We will make every effort to notify all applicants of our selections by early March.

Contact Us

Questions regarding the nomination process or the Armstrong Teacher Educator Award should be directed to the Armstrong Program Chair, Adam Maltese, at or (812) 856-8059.