Creating Opportunities for Students and Teachers

Endowed Teaching Chairs Recognize Excellence in Education


January 21, 2015
For Immediate Release 

Endowed Teaching Chairs Recognize
Excellence in Education
Students, Parents and Community Members Can Nominate
Outstanding Teachers for Prestigious Awards

Chapel Hill, NC – The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation seeks nominations for three prestigious Teaching Chair Awards. Chair honorees receive monetary awards of $1,000 annually and hold the award for two to three years, depending on the specific chair.

Students, parents, staff and members of the community are invited and encouraged to nominate outstanding teachers for these awards. Nominations can be submitted to the Public School Foundation (PSF) via their website ( or by contacting the PSF office at 919-968-8819 for a printed form. All nominations must be submitted by January 31, 2015.

The PSF will be awarding three Teaching Chairs in 2015: the Upper Elementary Chair for Excellence in Teaching Innovation; the Zora Rashkis Chair for Excellence in Teaching Middle School Language Arts or Social Studies; and Elmo’s Diner Chair for Excellence in Teaching High School Math or Science.

Nominees for these chairs must have at least three years of experience in the Chapel-Hill Carrboro City Schools. Successful candidates will ignite enthusiasm for learning, demonstrate commitment to a high level of achievement for all students and be a role model for students, peers and the community. Specific criteria for eligibility can be found at

The Public School Foundation is a non-profit organization that financially supports students and teachers of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. Since its inception in 1984, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation has distributed more than $4 million for programs and projects that otherwise would not have received funding. The PSF receives funding from grants and donations and helps schools with fundraising for special projects through community events such as the Annual Walk for Education and the 5K For Fitness.

For more information about the Teaching Chair Awards or the Public School Foundation, please see the PSF website at or contact Kim Hoke, Executive Director, Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation, P.O. Box 877, Carrboro, NC 27510. Phone: 919.968.8819 or email:

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