Nominate a Great Teacher Today

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Know a great teacher? Of course you do! Nominate him or her for a Cato Excellence in Teaching Award. The award annually recognizes six creative teachers. Each recipient receives a $1,500 award.

2012 Cato Award Winner
2012 Cato Award Winner

Nomination applications are available on and the deadline is Friday, March 1, 2013.  The finalists and recipients will be announced during ASC’s annual Impact + Investment event this summer.

“There are so many outstanding teachers in our community,” said ASC Vice President of Education, Barbara Ann Temple, Ph.D.  “We are thrilled to be able to recognize those who are excelling in their fields and improving the educational opportunities of our students.”

Three years ago, ASC established the Cato Excellence in Teaching Award to recognize teachers who have distinguished themselves in teaching Art, Science or History, or who have demonstrated creative infusion of arts, science or history into the core academic curriculum. 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 a public or independent school in Mecklenburg, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln or Union counties in N.C., or Lancaster or York counties in S.C.

Click here for more information and to nominate a teacher.