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46 Educators Chosen for 2019 California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence


California Casualty is proud to partner with the NEA Foundation in congratulating the recipients of one of public education’s most prestigious awards: the 2019 California Casualty Awards for Teaching Excellence. See the entire list at

San Mateo, CA, July 26, 2018 – California Casualty congratulates the 46 public school educators named 2019 California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence recipients.

The awards highlight educators from around the country cited by their peers for their dedication to the profession, community engagement, professional development, attention to diversity and advocacy for fellow educators.

“We are delighted that during our 50th anniversary next year, we will celebrate the largest number of awardees in our history. These educators are keeping the promise of public education by creating learning opportunities for their students that are relevant and rigorous. They advocate for each other, the profession, and public education,” says Harriet Sanford, NEA Foundation President and CEO.

“We deeply appreciate California Casualty’s partnership in recognizing these exemplary educators, and we look forward to honoring them next February on stage at the beautiful National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. and with virtual celebrations 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 $500 from California Casualty. The awardees will also participate in the NEA Foundation’s 2019 Salute to Excellence in Education Gala held February 8, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

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

More information about the awards and the individual winners is at

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 for more information.

About California Casualty
California Casualty has been serving the insurance needs of educators for 68 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 or by calling 1.800.800.9410.