The annual Excellence in Teaching Awards is based on a competitive nomination process, focusing on teaching excellence, years of work and peer evaluations, as well as evidence of family engagement, leadership, and demonstrated commitment to creating high-quality, innovative early care and education curriculum, and environments. With almost 60 nominations from across San Francisco, selecting the 2016 Excellence in Teaching Awards winners was no easy task. After much deliberation our panel of Early Care and Education specialists awarded five teachers and a teaching team with the 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award. Awards were presented to the following:
The Excellence in Teaching Awards once again demonstrated that behind every quality early education program, there are teachers who play a critical role in the lives of young children and their families. As early childhood educators, they are part of a network of professionals who are building a strong foundation for school and life success for all children. These teachers love learning and pass that love and excitement to the children they touch every day.