Since 2001, Horace Mann has partnered with the National Education Association Foundation to recognize, reward and promote excellence in teaching through the Horace Mann Awards for Teaching Excellence.
In February, five educators from around the country were recognized with the 2015 Horace Mann Awards for Teaching Excellence. We congratulate:
- Anna Baldwin, who teaches English language arts and history at Arlee High School in Arlee, Montana;
- Terri Butts, a curriculum specialist at the Richland Two Child Development Center in Columbia, South Carolina;
- Richard Erickson, who teaches chemistry, physics and alternative education at Bayfield High School in Bayfield, Wisconsin
- Crystal Williams Gordon, who teaches biology at Broadmoor High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and
- Allison Riddle, who teaches fifth Grade at Foxboro Elementary in North Salt Lake City, Utah.
Each recipient received $10,000 and recognition at the NEA Foundation's Salute to Excellence in Education Gala on Feb. 13, 2015.
2016 nomination process
Each spring, the NEA Foundation accepts nominations from NEA federal, state and direct affiliates for the Horace Mann Awards for Teaching Excellence. All nominees must be nominated by an NEA affiliate.
Learn more about the online nomination process at the NEA Foundation’s website.