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Outstanding Educator Awards

30th Annual

Awards Recognition Banquet

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Embassy Suites, South Jordan

Jordan Education Foundation recognizes and honors superior teachers with a track record of improving student achievement, using innovative instructional strategies, and making a difference in the lives of their students. These teachers are among a select few highlighted as Outstanding Educators who are making a difference in the classroom. The annual JEF Outstanding Educators Awards publicly honor and recognize educators who raise the bar of their profession.

Please click on the NOMINATION FORM BUTTON to nominate a 2023 Outstanding Educator or Special Educator.

Higher consideration and scores will go to nominations that include specific stories and compelling examples describing your nominee. These examples can come from colleagues, parents, and/or students. Members of the JEF Awards Recognition Committee will read each nomination and rate each of the categories below from 1 to 5.

Who Nominates
Recipients can be nominated by a principal, school administrators, and/or colleagues.

However, all nominations must be approved by the school principal.



Only ONE nomination will be accepted per school. 

The nomination must be approved by the school principal.  

The nomination may be an educator OR a special educator.

Educators may be nominated more than once during their teaching career 

but may only win once.  (See list of PAST RECIPIENTS)


Due Date

Nominations open December 21, 2022

Nominations due by 11:59 pm Tuesday, January 17, 2023.


Review Process

Nominations will be reviewed and scored by the JEF Awards Recognition committee based on 2023 guidelines and application. 

(See examples of nominations that have scored well and won in the past.) 
Every nominee will be recognized by Jordan Education Foundation at their school.



The top 7-10 nominees will be recognized at JEF's Annual Awards Banquet held in April and sponsored by area business partners. The Awards Banquet will also celebrate one Outstanding Principal (selected by district administrators) and one scholarship recipient from the seven 

District high schools.  A $1,000.00 check is awarded to each recipient by a local business leader.​

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