Pattison Teaching Award Criteria

Below is the list of qualities used to assess a candidate for the Pattison Teaching Award.


1. Teaching ability (including evidence of creativity)

2. Knowledge of subject and developmental elements

3. Communication skills with students, parents, and peers

4. Respect for and from students, parents, and peers

5. Professional growth (evidence of sharing with colleagues)

6. Loyalty to and enthusiasm for CCDS

7. Interest and optimism in world view/role model

8. Willingness to step in when needed

9. Ability to fulfill assigned responsibilities


1. Versatility/flexibility/stability

2. Ability to empathize with students

3. Positive supportive attitude toward students/peers

4. Sense of humor

5. Common sense

6. Integrity/values