RIDE coordinates the selection and recognition of several award programs: the Milken Family Foundation Educator Awards; Rhode Island Teacher of the Year; the Presidential Awards in Mathematics and Science; and Principal of the Year; as well as the Golden Apple Awards.
NEW!! RIDE seeking nominations for 2015-16 District Teachers of the Year
The 2014-15 District Teacher of the Year profile sheet has been posted on the Educator Recognition page of the RIDE website. District Teacher of the Year Profile Sheets are due by May 1, 2015. This year, 31 teachers from across Rhode Island represented their individual LEAs as District Teachers of the Year. Each District Teacher of the Year (DTOY) also had the opportunity to take part in WaterFire: A Salute to Rhode Island Educators, to participate in leadership professional development, to collaborate with DTOYs from across the state, and to apply to represent all Rhode Island educators as the 2016 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year.
Please visit our Educator Recognition page or click on the following link to download the 2015-16 District Teacher of the Year Profile Sheet:
2016 District Year of the Year Application
Golden Apple Awards
NBC 10, the Rhode Island Department of Education, Hasbro, and Thames & Kosmos are teaming up to recognize outstanding teachers in our communities. The Golden Apple Award honors those who believe in the true spirit of teaching by making classrooms a creative and safe place to learn.
Winning educators will also receive a $250 contribution from Hasbro provided by the Kids in Need Foundation to help them fund their classroom needs.
If you know an outstanding teacher who deserves recognition for their efforts in the classroom, you can nominate them using the form at turnto10.com.