2014-15 Teaching Chair Award Nominations
The Chapel Hill Carrboro Public School Foundation supports ten multi-year teaching chair awards across multiple teaching disciplines in the school district. This year, three of these chair awards are open for nominations. The nomination window is open through January 31, 2015.
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Upper Elementary Chair for Excellence in Teaching Innovation
The second elementary teaching chair was established as an endowment to honor outstanding, innovative teachers of grades 3-5 districtwide. The award is presented in a two-year cycle. All third, fourth and fifth grade teachers with at least three years of teaching experience in the district are eligible for this award and are listed on the nominations page.
Middle School Chair
Zora Rashkis Chair for Excellence in Teaching Middle School Language Arts or Social Studies
An endowment fund was created to honor Mrs. Rashkis, who was a much loved teacher at Phillips and Culbreth Middle Schools. The chair has been awarded to outstanding middle school language arts teachers. Starting with the 2013-14 school year, the award has been expanded to include middle school candidates teaching Social Studies. This is a two-year award. All middle school teachers in the language arts or social studies fields with at least three years of teaching experience in the district are eligible for this award and are listed on the nominations page.
High School Chair
Elmo's Chair for Excellence in Teaching High School Math or Science
The chair began with an initial endowment from Kaiser Permanente and continued in 2006 with a supplemental gift from Elmo's Diner and the Upper Elementary Chair Fund. It has a three-year term. All high school teachers in math or science with at least three years of teaching experience in the district are eligible for this award and are listed on the nominations page.