The API Teacher Award Program was established by the Delta Chapter in 1987 to pay tribute to and reinforce outstanding teaching in the metropolitan area. Since that time there have been changes in the programs process and geographic reach.
But what has remained constant is the API commitment to teachers by encouraging excellence and recognizing the untiring efforts of educators who provide quality services to students with minimal compensation and, often, inadequate resources. The annual API program uses three categories: Service in Teaching Award ($200), Distinguished Teacher Award ($300), and Chairman’s Award ($500) to honor commitment to teaching, resourcefulness, professional involvement and community service.
On June 2, 2015 several API Board members were present for the Recognition Reception of this year’s awardees held at the Tea Room on the grounds of the Audubon Zoo.