Nominations for Teaching Chairs will be accepted until January 31, 2022. Anyone can nominate
a teacher – a peer, a student, a parent, a community member. Teachers may also nominate themselves.
In 2022, the following six Chairs are open for nominations. The first five chairs recognize a classroom teacher who has taught in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School (CHCCS) District for at least three years. The final chair recognizes a teacher new to the profession who shows promise and who has taught for less than three years.
Elementary School Chairs
Sockwell Chair for Excellence in Teaching Elementary Grades PreK-2
The chair was the first elementary level teaching chair established by the Foundation. It honors former school board chair Phyllis Sockwell and her aunt who were teachers. The chair is funded by an endowment and is awarded to teachers of grades preK to 2nd grade on a two-year cycle.