Nominations Open for 2019-20 ExCEL Teacher Awards

Nominations for 2019-20 ExCEL Awards are open through Sept. 30, 2019

Do you know an outstanding teacher in Jefferson County Public Schools? Nominate them for an LG&E KU/WHAS-11 Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership (ExCEL) Award! 

These awards recognize and reward the contributions of public schools and the teaching profession to the development and well-being of young people across the community. ExCEL Award-winning teachers each receive a $1,000 instructional grant from LG&E and KU for use in their classroom.

JCPS Chief of Schools Dr. Devon Horton announced that the nomination process for the 2019-20 year officially opened on Aug. 28, 2019 and that the entire ExCEL award nomination and application process has been digitalized. 

"We are also excited to share that we have updated the award criteria to better align with the district's systems work and three pillars," he said. "Through my visits to our schools throughout the district, I know that there are teachers that are worthy of being ExCEL award winners."

The nominee must currently be a full-time classroom teacher who has taught in an elementary, middle, high, or special schools in JCPS for at least three years. We are looking forward to recognizing several outstanding teachers in the Spring of 2020.

If you would like to nominate an teacher who exemplifies teaching excellence using innovation, excitement and enthusiasm throughout the year and who maintains meaningful relationships with students, parents, colleagues and community members, follow this link: ExCEL Nomination Form 2019-20.

Nominations must be complete by September 30, 2019.

The following JCPS teachers were winners of the Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership (ExCEL) Award during the 2018-19 school year. The award is sponsored by LG&E KU and WHAS-TV.

Mar. 20, 2019 -- Melissa George, Stopher Elementary School

Feb. 20, 2019 -- Bethany Collins, Farmer Elementary School

Feb. 13, 2019 - Matt Fisher, Olmsted Academy North

Jan. 23, 2019 - Debra Glover, Hazelwood Elementary School