The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is once again proud to announce it 2nd annual new community recognition program – the AJC Celebrating Teachers Awards!

We believe the very best of our teachers are worth honoring and giving them the recognition they deserve. It will be a moment of significant pride for the honoree, their family and school.

Ten honorees will be chosen based on how he/she went above and beyond to educate, inspire and encourage students during the 2017-18 academic school year. Grade levels K-12 are eligible. Please complete the below nomination form by May 27, 2018. Winners will be honored at an awards event later in the year. Click here for official rules

Please e-mail John Levinson at with any questions.

* Nominator's First Name

* Nominator's Last Name

* State

* Phone

* E-Mail Address

* Teacher nominee's first name

* Teachers nominee's last name

* School where teacher is employed (be specific with school name)

* Grade level she/he teaches


Explain in detail how your nominee went above and beyond in their job duties, qualifying him/her for this excellence award.  Submissions should be at least 150 words and provide specific example(s) such as tell us about a time when he/she went the extra mile to help a student/family, did something innovative, inspirational, extraordinary, etc.