38 Educators Receive California Casualty Awards for Teaching Excellence


California Casualty is proud to join the NEA Foundation in congratulating the recipients of one of public education’s most prestigious awards: the 2018 California Casualty Awards for Teaching Excellence.

San Mateo, CA, August 4, 2017 – The NEA Foundation recently announced the 2018 California Casualty Awards for Teaching Excellence recipients.

The 38 awardees represent the best of their profession and will be honored at the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Gala next February in Washington, D. C.

The California Casualty Awards for Teaching Excellence are unique: in addition to being recognized for excellence in instructional and professional practice, awardees are nominated by their peers – their NEA state affiliate – for their dedication to the profession, community engagement, professional development, attention to diversity, and advocacy for fellow educators.

Each year, the Salute to Excellence in Education Gala draws almost 1,000 supporters of public education, and thousands more online, to applaud these awardees. At the gala, the educators are truly the stars, celebrated throughout the night with music, performances, videos, and more. The evening gives educators well-deserved recognition for their hard work, personal dedication, and profound influence.

“These outstanding educators put heart and soul into supporting students and improving the profession,” said Harriet Sanford, NEA Foundation President and CEO. “We deeply appreciate California Casualty’s partnership in recognizing educators across the country.”

“We are glad to have the chance to show our respect and appreciation for the work of public school educators each year,” said Beau Brown, California Casualty CEO. “We applaud the great work of the California Casualty awardees.”

Each California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence awardee’s school will receive a $650 award. Award presentations will be made in August, September and October. During the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Gala on February 9, 2018 in Washington, D.C., the nation’s top educator will be revealed. The gala will be livestreamed at www.neafoundation.org.

The NEA Foundation and the National Education Association jointly present the awards.

Find more information about the awards and photos of the awardees a http://www.neafoundation.org/for-educators/awards-for-teaching-excellence/california-casualty-awardees/.

About The NEA Foundation
The NEA Foundation is a public charity founded by educators for educators to improve public education for all students. Since our beginning in 1969, the Foundation has served as a laboratory of learning, offering funding and other resources to public school educators, their schools, and districts to solve complex teaching and learning challenges. We elevate and share educator solutions to ensure greater reach and impact on student learning. We believe that when educators unleash their own power, ideas, and voices, communities, schools, and students all benefit. Visit neafoundation.org for more information.

About California Casualty
California Casualty has been serving the insurance needs of educators for more than 65 years and is the only auto and home insurance company to earn the trust and endorsement of the NEA. As a result, NEA members qualify for exceptional rates, deductibles waived for vandalism or collisions to your vehicle parked at school, holiday or summer skip payment plans and free Identity Defense protection – exclusive benefits not available to the general public. Learn how to save by getting a quote at www.neamb.com/autohome, or by calling 1.800.800.9410.