The Hartman Family Foundation Educator of the Year Award
The Hartman Family Foundation Educator of the Year Award, generously sponsored by the Hartman Family Foundation, has recognized outstanding educators for the last 11 years.
Teachers are nominated by colleagues, parents and students and then three winners are selected for the esteemed award every year. In a culmination of a thorough evaluation process, one award of $18,000 and two awards of $6,000 each are presented to outstanding and innovative educators at the ATT Teacher Appreciation Event.
“With the award, it is our intention to raise the stature of all teachers in the community and emphasize the respect these professionals are due,” said Robert Hartman.
The ATT’s Chief Executive Officer, Rabbi Mordechai Raizman agrees. “It has been a priority of the ATT’s leadership to help commit our community to raising the profile and recognition level of our educators. We anticipate the Educator of the Year Awards will play a key role in doing just that,” he added.
An impartial panel consisting of educational consultants and community members make evaluations.
Nominate a Hartman Foundation Educator of the Year Awardee
Nominee is a current full-time day school classroom teacher in a school operating under the auspices of the Associated Talmud Torahs of Chicago.
Four full years of teaching in the above capacity by September 2022.
Nominations can be made by a fellow educator, administrator, parent or student. No family or self-nominations.
Exceptional instructional skills in a nurturing environment
Commitment to his/her students’ success using a growth mind set
Positive role model
Superior communication skills with parents, students, and peers
Commitment to continued professional development
Contributes to the school’s learning community
An impartial panel consisting of educational consultants and community members makes the evaluations. No Foundation members will participate. Site visits occur in the winter of each year. The formal presentation of award winners will be held at the ATT Teachers Appreciation Event.
2021/22 Hartman Family Foundation Educator of the Year Awardees
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2019 Hartman Family Foundation Educator of the Year Awardees
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2018 Educator of the Year Awardees
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