A Call for Nominations!
Since 2000, the B.E.S.T. Awards reward excellence in teaching at the K-12 levels in the Bethlehem Area School District (BASD). The B.E.S.T. Fund at the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation began more than fifteen years ago by a group of Bethlehem civic & business leaders who believed that the work of teachers is so critical to the community - as well as to the students - that outstanding teachers required special recognition. Currently, recipients of the B.E.S.T. Awards are chosen by a committee. The Community Foundation coordinates the selection process and works with the committee comprised of teachers, professionals from local colleges and several past recipients of the B.E.S.T. Award.
Teachers are chosen to receive one of three B.E.S.T. Awards:
All recipients of the B.E.S.T. Award receive a certificate and a monetary award. Past recipients of the award are ineligible for a second B.E.S.T. award.
Application Deadline: May 1, 2017
Grants Announced: August 31, 2017