It is the mission of State of Black Learning (SBL) to foster dialogue and provide practical tools for all educators (teachers, specialists, principals, administrative assistants, coaches and more) to incorporate sustainable resources into the work they do. Further aiming to cultivate personal and professional development among educators who value knowledge and the enhancement of Black students’ lives.
The Greater Pittsburgh Region has many outstanding Teachers, Educational Service Professionals, and Out-of-School Providers. But great educators don’t exist in Pittsburgh alone. The State of Black Learning is 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 Black students in Pittsburgh and beyond!
The Black Educators Awards and Gala Ceremony is an event where Black educators are recognized for outstanding achievement and service to students. The purpose of the nomination process is to provide a method to identify these individuals and ensure that they receive appropriate recognition for their efforts on behalf of the students they serve.
Nominations received by the deadline, 11:59 pm on Sunday, July 10, 2022, will be reviewed by the Black Excellence Awards selection committee. This committee is made up of a combination of SBL Planning Committee Members and learning community stakeholders. The committee will consist of a diverse representation of learning community stakeholders to include administrators, parents, teachers, and other education community members. The committee is responsible for selecting ten total (10) awardees to include a New Teacher of the Year, an Educator of the Year, and Lifetime Acheivement.
Awardees will by announced on July 20, 2022.