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Distiguished Educator Award

Platinum apple on a pedestal.


"The task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate 'apparently ordinary' people to unusual effort. The tough problem is not in identifying winners: it is in making winners out of ordinary people."
--K. Patricia Cross

Recognizing Extraordinary Skills & Accomplishments
in Classroom Teaching

Excellence in teaching deserves recognition. This award, presented 8 times a year by the vice president of Instruction, is given to educators who display substantial, significant and sustained excellence, commitment and enthusiasm to the multifaceted aspects of teaching the diverse student population of De Anza College.


Nominate a Great Educator!

Submit an online nomination to VP of Instruction Christina Espinosa-Pieb.

Full-time and part-time faculty, Article 18 and19 faculty, or administrators and staff who teach during the month in which the award is given are eligible.



Office of Instruction
Building: ADM 128

Contact: Olga Evert
Phone: 408.864.8940

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Last Updated: 2/17/09