Excellence in Teaching Earth Science (Teacher of the Year Award)

In 2000, the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists (RMAG) Foundation instituted a joint award with the RMAG to honor an elementary or secondary school teacher who has promoted teaching of Earth Science to K‐12 students in Colorado. The winner receives a commemorative plaque and a $1500 cash award provided by the RMAG Foundation. The RMAG Foundation also awards the winner’s school with $1500 designated for its Earth Science program.

The applicant must have a proven record in teaching at an accredited K‐12 school. The application package includes four required items:

  1. Completion of the application form including dated signatures from applicant and school administrator
  2. A summary of the course curriculum including:
    • Earth Science Teaching Philosophy
    • Description of your Earth Science course
    • How you and your school will use the award
  3. One letter of recommendation from a school administrator.
  4. One letter of recommendation from a colleague or parent of a student in your class.

The application deadline is Monday, June 7, 2021. The winner will be announced on or before June 21, 2021. The awardee will be honored at the August 4, 2021 RMAG luncheon, which may be held virtually.

For questions, please contact Donna Anderson at shalegal97@gmail.com.

Application for the RMAG Foundation Excellence in the Teaching of Earth Sciences 
(Teacher of the Year)

Academic Year 2021
(Fall 2021-Spring 2022)

Submit Application Online

    The information contained in this entry is, to the best of my knowledge, true and correct. I understand that, if I am chosen as Teacher of the Year, the $1500 award will be made directly to me and I am responsible for all taxes due as a result of this portion of the award. If a winner, I hereby give my consent to use my name and photograph for publicity purposes only.

    The information contained in this entry is, to the best of my knowledge, true and correct and represents the teacher's current assignment. I understand that a $1500 award will be made directly to the above-named applicant, if chosen as Teacher of the Year, and that neither I nor my school is responsible for taxes due as a result of this award. Release time will be given to the above-named teacher to attend the award ceremony, if selected. In addition, $1500 will be given to support Earth Science education at our school.

    Applications must be SUBMITTED BY Midnight, June 8, 2020
    For more information, contact Donna Anderson at dsanders@mines.edu

    RMAG Foundation Teacher of the Year Application: Academic Year 2020 (Fall 2019-Spring 2020)

    Please provide a summary for each topic, limited to the spaces provided below.