Join WRAT in celebrating the valuable role educators play in our children’s lives.
We're looking to recognize teachers who STAND UP and STAND OUT and make an impact on the lives of their students.
What is the Teachers Who Rock Awards program?
The Teachers Who Rock program will recognize up to 24 outstanding teachers to receive this prestigious award for their important contribution to society. These teachers become lifetime members of the Teachers Who Rock Class.
In addition to recognizing outstanding teachers we also recognize one Educational Support Professional in our community. Educational Support Professionals or ESP’s take care of our children every day and make sure they have the tools and resources to succeed in our schools and classrooms. ESP’s include paraprofessionals, secretaries, bus drivers, food service workers, custodial/maintenance workers and security personnel.
Who is eligible?
Nominated teachers must be full-time classroom teachers at a public or non-public school in the Jersey Shore Area. For the 2018-2019 school year, teachers must spend the majority of their assignment time teaching students in grades Pre-K – 8, and 9-12.
How can a teacher be considered for a Teachers Who Rock award?
In order to be considered for a Teachers Who Rock Award, a teacher must first be nominated by a superintendent, principal, co-worker, or parent. A teacher may not nominate himself or herself. The nominating committee will not accept nominations from students. Nominations may be submitted on the WRAT website or via mail. The nomination period will be from December 12, 2018 through March 27, 2019.
What do the winners receive?
Winners will be announced on air each Friday at or around 1:20pm on the Rockyn Robyn Midday Show, starting on January 11, 2019.
Each teacher will also be honored at an awards banquet, receive special gifts, banquet tickets, a Class of 2019 Award, and their stories will be read on stage. The awards banquet will take place on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at The Clarion Hotel, 815 Rte 37 W in Toms River. More banquet details to follow.