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The Torch Awards

The Torch Awards

  • Leading the way to excellence!

    The Torch Awards honor excellence and recognize employees who, in their contributions and service to the District, exemplify our Educator Essentials.

    These employees make us proud.
    They go above and beyond.
    They elevate their profession.
    They deliver results that matter.

    And they do it in a way that aligns with our PPS values.

    At PPS, everyone is an educator. We are a community of adults who model, teach, and create the conditions students need to develop into the capable and empathetic leaders of tomorrow. Subsequently, the award is open to all eligible PPS employees in any department at any level within the organization. Nominations may come from others (peers, leaders, subordinates) or a self-nomination.

  • Nominations for the 2023-2024 school year are closed.

    We will post information about the results and the awards ceremony soon.
    Please check back. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is this a new program or is it replacing something?

  • Who is eligible?

  • Who can I nominate?

  • Can someone outside the organization nominate a staff member?

  • When will the nominations open?

  • Who will select Torch Award recipients?

  • How many staff will be selected as Torch Award recipients?

  • When will the staff chosen be honored?

  • If I nominated someone several years ago and they are still an employee what should I do?

  • Can I access the Torch Award form with my personal email?


Educator Essentials & Core Values