Nomination Form

Nominate an Outstanding Teacher!
The Delaware County Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes outstanding and dedicated teachers that serve students in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union created this award in 2007 in partnership with Delaware County Intermediate Unit. Recipients of this award receive $500 towards classroom expenses and a commemorative keepsake. The recipient’s school also receives a $1000 award. A total of $31,500 will be awarded to schools and educators!

All recipients will be honored at Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union Foundation's Partners in Education Celebration on May 2, 2019 and recognized in an edition of the Delaware County Daily Times.

  • Twenty-one teachers are honored. Teachers will be chosen from: One public school teacher from each of the 17 public school districts that serve Delaware County
  • One teacher from the Delaware County Intermediate Unit
  • One teacher from a Delaware County non-public elementary, one middle, and one high school (total of three).
All nominees must be Pennsylvania certified active teachers in a Delaware County public or non-public school and must provide direct instruction to students in a classroom setting.

This includes classroom teachers, subject teachers, certified teaching professionals who provide direct instruction to students up to and including grade 12, in a classroom setting, such as a reading specialist, speech therapist, learning support teacher, librarian, etc.

Educators in administrative positions are not eligible (principal, superintendent, etc.) Teachers are eligible to receive this award once in a five-year period.

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* 1. Your Information

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* 2. Nominee Information

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* 3. Grade Level

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* 4. Please tell us why this person should be awarded the Delaware County Excellence in Teaching Award (500 words or less).

Points to consider when writing your nomination:
  • Provide evidence of the teacher’s effectiveness and contributions in education.
  • Use specific examples whenever possible.
  • Cite your personal interaction dealing with this teacher.
Be as specific as possible about the criteria you are using to measure excellence in teaching. The selection committee would like to know exactly why you believe this teacher is deserving of this prestigious award.