Tennessee Education Association

Great Public Schools for All Students


Friends Of Education Award

The Friend of Education Award is presented to an outstanding individual and an organization from a list of nominees submitted by our local associations throughout the state. The TEA Board of Directors created the Friend of Education Award as an annual recognition of a person and an organization whose leadership, acts and support have contributed significantly to the improvement of public education on a local or state level.

A nominee should reflect philosophies and principles supportive of a strong, high quality system of public education. Nominations submitted for the Friend of Education Award will be evaluated on the basis of award criteria, leadership, acts and support of public education that establishes the nominee as a true friend of public education. Individuals and organizations will be judged separately. An award will be presented in both categories and is presented at the TEA Representative Assembly annually.


Deadline for nominations is February 2.


Qualification and nomination information for the award.