Horace Mann - NEA Foundation Award

Education Programs

Horace Mann partners with the NEA Foundation to recognize, reward and promote excellence in teaching through the annual Horace Mann Awards for Teaching Excellence.

We congratulate the following 2019 winners:

  • Matthew Bacon-Brenes, Portland Public Schools in Portland, Oregon
  • Leah Juelke, Fargo South High School in Fargo, North Daktoa
  • Dan Ryder, Mt. Blue High School in Farmington, Maine
  • Cynthia Tong, Ewa Makai Middle School in Ewa Beach, Hawaii
  • Cicely Woodard, Freedom Middle School in Franklin, Tennessee

Nomination Process

Each spring, the NEA Foundation accepts nominations from NEA federal, state and direct affiliates for the Horace Mann Awards for Teaching Excellence. All nominees must be nominated by an NEA affiliate.

Learn more about the online nomination process at the NEA Foundation’s website.



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