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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 have closed for the 2019-2020 school year.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who can submit a Torch Award nomination?

  • Can I nominate any PPS employee?

  • Are “Torch nominations” and “Torch Awards” different?

  • How many people can win a Torch Award?

  • What happens if multiple submissions are received for one nominee?

  • When can I submit a nomination?

  • Who is on the Selection Committee?

  • I can’t submit my Torch Award nomination.


Educator Essentials & Core Values