Incredible nominations describing amazing teachers poured in. Thousands of votes were cast. Now, the time has come to reveal the winners of the School Specialty Crystal Apple awards.
The contest, in its 8th year, invites educators and school communities to nominate deserving teachers who embody key contest criteria of inspiration, leadership and passion. This year’s nominees were all truly inspiring, each one deserves to be honored.
We selected 10 finalists and invited you to vote to select the top 3 winners.
3 Outstanding Winners
Congratulations to our three winners! Each will receive a beautiful Crystal Apple trophy, a $500 merchandise certificate from School Specialty plus a $250 merchandise certificate for their school.
Carmichaels Area School District, Pennsylvania: An inspiring teacher who engages her students with inventive ideas like transforming her classroom into creative, immersive environments. Watch her nomination video to hear how Brittney brings her dedication to her classroom and beyond. Watch Now ››
Davenport Elementary School, North Carolina: Elizabeth encourages her third graders to do their best and dream big. Watch Elizabeth’s nomination video to learn how this leader in her school and community touches lives and inspires others. Watch Now ››
Coconut Creek Elementary School, Florida: With her amazing passion for teaching, she meets challenges head on from her fourth grade classroom to the safety patrol to spearheading the schools SAVE program (Students Against Violence Everywhere). Watch her nomination video to hear how Dawn takes teaching to the next level. Watch Now ››
7 Inspiring Finalists
Along with these 3 amazing winners, we would also like to congratulate our 7 finalists as well as all the incredible nominees.