ASC Seeks Teacher Nominations for Lifetime Achievement Award

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Awards provide $5,000 to outstanding arts, science and history teachers 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (January 24, 2020)Nomination forms are now available for the Arts & Science Council’s (ASC) Cato Lifetime Achievement in Teaching Award. The award recognizes three teachers who have had a distinguished career of more than 15 years teaching Art, Science or History, or who have creatively infused arts, science or history into the core academic curriculum, and demonstrated school and community leadership and dedication to the field of education.  

Each award recipient receives $5,000 and an original work of art. The award is made possible through an endowment gift made to ASC from The Cato Corporation.  

To be considered eligible for the award, individuals must be a Pre-K through 12th grade teacher working for (or retired within the last 2 years from) a public, charter or independent school in Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln or Union counties in North Carolina, or Lancaster or York counties in South Carolina. 

Nomination applications are available on The nomination deadline is noon on Friday, February 20, 2020. Award winners will be announced in the spring of 2020. 

“We are excited to celebrate the lifetime achievements of exceptional teachers who inspire the next generation to be analytical, innovative and community-minded leaders,” said ASC President Jeep Bryant. “We know there are many outstanding educators worthy of recognition and this nomination process allows the community to tell us about teachers who have forever enriched the lives of students through arts, science or history.”  

About ASC  

ASC is the chief advocate, resource hub and steward for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region’s cultural community. Its core functions include advocacy, cultural education programs, cultural planning, fundraising, grant making, public art and workshops and trainings for the cultural community. ASC works to ensure Culture For All by combining resources from local and state government with those of the private sector to maximize community impact throughout the cultural sector. 

ASC’s mission is to ensure access to an excellent, relevant, and sustainable cultural community for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region. Stay up to date on ASC news and happenings at and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 


Krista Terrell, APR