New Schools for New Orleans launched the New Orleans Excellence in Teaching Award four years ago to honor the incredible educators throughout New Orleans, whose contributions rarely make headlines, but whose impact endures long after their students leave their classrooms.
All of our finalists and award winners were selected based on:
- their ability to drive student achievement,
- their commitment to developing their skills as educators,
- how they build relationships with their students, and
- the impact they have had on their school community.
We had 18 finalists and ultimately 7 award winners. And all of them have committed to return to their classrooms next year!
Our finalists and winners this year range in experience from 3 to 25 years, teach all core subjects and serve all populations of students from Kindergarten to 12th grade. They include teachers who serve special populations such as English Language Learners, students reading far below grade level, and students with special needs.
Read more about our winners below and hear what their students have to to say about them in our videos! Congratulations to the 2018 New Orleans Excellence in Teaching Awards Winners!
2018 NOETA Award Winners (L-R):
Stephen Goodly, Sr., Adam Kohler, Chiante Cunningham, Ingrid Rachal, Kenneth Johnson, Camille Zaunbrecher, Katharine Goforth.
Congratulations to the 2018 New Orleans Excellence in Teaching Award Winners!