Indiana Black Expo
Distinguished Educator Awards

July 14th, 2022


It is the goal of Indiana Black Expo to assist students in their pursuit of the American dream. This is only possible through the dedication of our outstanding educators throughout our state.

Indiana has many outstanding educators. We are asking for your assistance in identifying those individuals whose skills, dedication, understanding and caring for children have made a positive impact on the lives of our students, and whose service has been truly outstanding in its contribution to the overall positive educational climate of the school in which they teach.

The Distinguished Educator Awards is a recognition program whereby the Indiana Black Expo has the opportunity to recognize outstanding achievements by a member of the teaching profession. The purpose of the nomination process is to provide a systematic method to identify these individuals and ensure some of our most innovative and caring educators receive appropriate recognition for their work.

Who Can Be Nominated

Nominees must be full-time employees of a school district, who have a contract and are certificated. They can work in any capacity as a classroom teacher, special education teacher or principal.

The nominee must have served as an educator within an Indiana school district for a minimum of one school year.

During that time, the individual should have performed their duties in such an outstanding manner that they significantly contributed to the functioning of the school and school district.

All finalists must be present at the education conference on Thursday, July 14 to receive their award.

Who Can Nominate?

An educator can be nominated by an administrator, building principal, teacher or other school personnel for consideration.

To nominate an educator who you believe should be considered for recognition under Indiana Black Expo’s Distinguished Educator Awards Program, please complete the following information.  The deadline for submissions is June 29, 2022, at 11:59 pm EST.