Excellence in Education Award Process

2024 Excellence in Education Process:

1. Eligibility

2. Nomination Process

3. Application Process

4. Selection Process

1. Eligibility - Excellence in Education candidates must:

a. Have completed five years teaching experience.
b. Be a full-time classroom teacher at a public or non-public school in Southeast Texas or East Texas whose responsibility is the direct instruction of students.
c. Complete the Foundation’s application packet by the deadline.
Note: Schools that employ more than fifty (50) teachers may submit two (2) nominations and schools that have more than 100 teachers may submit three (3) nominations.

2. Nomination Process - Nominations are accepted on the campus where the nominated teacher is employed for the 2023-2024 academic school year.

Schools or individuals are invited to nominate teachers; self-nominations are not allowed and nominations cannot be made by immediate family. Additionally, the nomination packet must include three pages of supplementary materials. Incomplete nomination forms will not be accepted. Previous winners are not eligible for nomination. 

3. Application Process

Deadline 5:00 pm on Friday, January 26, 2024 for Wayne A. Reaud Excellence in Education Packets
Deadline 5:00 pm on Friday, January 26, 2024 for Gilbert I. "Buddy" Low Excellence in Education Packets
Campuses will notify teachers who were nominated. All teachers who accept the nomination must submit a fully complete Nomination/Application Packet to the Beaumont Foundation office or be postmarked by 5:00 pm on the deadline in order to be considered. Do not submit a partially completed packet or any supplemental material separately. This will disqualify you. 

4. Selection Process - Beaumont Foundation will announce winners in March 2024

Each participating school will select a 5-person nominating committee to receive campus nominations. Only students and teachers will serve on the nominating committee at each campus. Committee membership at Middle and High School campuses must have two teachers and three students. All elementary campuses must have student representation. The student(s) may be former student(s) from the elementary campus but must be a current student(s) in the district. Each school's nominating committee will select Campus Excellence in Education nominees per Beaumont Foundation campus allotment and submit required materials to the Foundation per the Campus Checklist by their allotted deadline. Selection of the Excellence in Education Award winners will be made by the Beaumont Foundation.
Winners will be announced in March 2024


Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: I applied last year and was not selected. May I reapply?

A: Yes. Please complete and return an updated application.

Some teachers apply many times before being selected because there are so many great teachers. Nominees are encouraged to retain a copy of their Application and re-submit an updated Nomination/Application packet.


Q:  Is there any flexibility in the application deadline?

A: Due to the selection process, we regret that we cannot extend the application deadline. Past applicants tell us that the biggest challenge is getting the Letters of Support back in time. Please start with these first and get them back before completing the application.


Q: When will I hear if I have been selected?

  A: Honoree selection will be posted on the website after the Beaumont Foundation Selection Committee reads each packet and chooses the 2023 award recipients. Also, winners will be notified individually via the email address they provide on their Application.

 The names of the winners will be posted on the Excellence in Education Recipients Page of the Beaumont Foundation website.