Let's Celebrate Excellence! Nominate a Teacher Today!

Let's Celebrate Excellence! Nominate a Teacher Today!

Mr. Doug Miller at last year's Celebrate Excellence Awards Ceremony

Let’s Celebrate Excellence!

Honoring Excellence in Public Education

It’s that time of year again! Time to nominate one of Deer Park’s excellent, outstanding, completely amazing educators! Every spring, Deer Park Schools participates in the annual Hamilton County Education Foundation (HCEF) “Celebrate Excellence” educator award. Last year’s recipient was Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School educator Mr. Doug Miller.

We encourage you to participate in selecting the 2016 Celebrate Excellence recipient!  We invite you to select one educator who you would want to represent Deer Park at the annual ceremony. 

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To fill out the Celebrate Excellence Educator Award Form, click here.
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As its key purpose, HCEF honors the lives of educators in our community and celebrates their profession. Since May 2007, the Foundation has honored 173 certificated educators from the public school districts of Hamilton County.  The annual “Celebrate Excellence” educator’s award, brings school, business, and civic leaders together to nominate these outstanding educational leaders to represent their school districts.


Characteristics of an excellent educator might include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Demonstrates a high commitment toward student achievement
  • Has the ability to challenge students at all levels
  • Is seen by others as genuine, sincere and fair
  • Extends him/herself to make a positive difference in the classroom, school, community
  • Demonstrates empathy for all, ie. students, parents, guardians, and fellow educators
  • Strives to improve personally and professionally, and encourages students to as well
  • Demonstrates other positive characteristics, such as motivational, supportive, enthusiastic, creative, inspiring, etc.

Provide as much information as possible about your nominee on the form (attach a second sheet, if necessary).  Identify the qualities and characteristics that make him/her excellent, give examples, and state specifically how he/she has had special impact on the lives of his/her students.  Anecdotes and quotes from students are welcome! Please use black ink. 

Completed nominations are due to Paula Lay at the Board Office by Friday, March 18, 2016

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To fill out the Celebrate Excellence Educator Award Form, click here.


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Achieving Excellence Together!
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