Educator Recognition

RIDE coordinates the selection and recognition of several award programs: the Rhode Island Teacher of the Year, the Rhode Island Principal of the Year, Milken Family Foundation Educator Awards, the Presidential Awards in Mathematics and Science as well as the Golden Apple™ Awards.

The links below contain more information about these awards and profiles of current and past winners.

NEW!! RIDE seeking nominations for 2016-17 District Teachers of the Year

Deadline Friday, May 27, 2016

Each District Teachers of the Year (DTOY) will have the opportunity to take part in WaterFire: A Salute to Rhode Island Educators, participate in leadership professional development, collaborate with DTOYs from across the state, and apply to represent all Rhode Island Educators as the 2017 State Teacher of the Year.

2016-17 District Teacher of the Year Profile Sheet [PDF, 245 KB]

If you have any questions regarding the District Teacher of the Year program, please contact Mary Keenan, at or 401-222-8497.