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    Substitute Educator of the Year Awards

    Honoring our educators.

    We are beyond grateful for our educators and support staff who work each day to provide students with the possibility for a better future. To express our gratitude, Kelly Education and our school district partners come together each year to recognize the outstanding contributions that substitute employees bring to our nation's schools and students.

    We recognize that creating a solid education experience goes beyond the walls of a classroom. It is an entire academic experience and each of our education employees make important contributions to the students and education communities they serve. To honor the important work of all substitute employees, our annual Substitute Educator of the Year program recognizes the amazing people who are making a difference in substitute teacher, paraeducator, and support staff roles. 

    Making a profound impact.

    Kelly Education believes in supporting exceptional substitute teachers, paraeducators and non-instructional support staff, and our annual
    Substitute Educator of the Year program is just one way we do it.

    $ 5 K
    to four outstanding
    substitute educators
    $ 1500
    to four school
    districts or centers
    300 +
    Substitute educators
    this year

    About the award program.

    Who better to recognize the important contributions that substitute employees make than the people who rely on them every day to keep students learning?

    Kelly Education partners with our school districts across the country to recognize substitute educators who truly stand out and are making a notable impact. School faculty can nominate outstanding Kelly employees through thoughtful recommendation letters and videos that showcase the ways in which substitute educators go above and beyond what they are called to do.

    Four winners are announced during Teacher Appreciation week, each receiving a $5,000 bonus, plus an additional $1,500 to donate to the school of their choice within the school district or center they are servicing.

    This is a recognition program we take seriously as we fully appreciate the commitment that our employees make to both the educational communities they serve as well as Kelly Education.