SMART/MAHER VFW NATIONAL CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION
TEACHER AWARD CITATIONS FOR ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE AND
HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS AND THEIR SCHOOLS
(Nationally recognized. State sponsored)


ENTRY FORM

About this Award..

Each year, the Veterans of Foreign Wars selects elementary, middle and high school teachers to participate in the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher program. Effective this year, VFW Post Teacher Award Chairman may submit a candidate to their District by October 31st in each category. VFW’s Department Teacher winners that are received at National Headquarters will receive a VFW National citation for both the winning teacher and their school in each grade category received.

Who Is Eligible?

1.    Teachers who promote civic responsibility, flag etiquette and patriotism are prime candidates for this award. For example, do you know a teacher who plans field trips to city hall or organizes community volunteer projects? Maybe you know an instructor who invites veterans into the classroom to discuss their military experiences. Perhaps you are familiar with a teacher who fosters the development of democratic values and beliefs through special projects. If you know of such a teacher, honor him or her today with the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award.

2.    All current certified/licensed teachers in grades K-12 are eligible. Previous national winners are ineligible. Nominations can be submitted by themselves, fellow teachers, supervisors, family members or other interested individuals.

Documentation required for all Candidates:

All Post-level nominees should provide:

  • a one-page resume (minimum) or up to five pages (maximum) of documentation of their teaching experience (i.e. references, news articles, etc.)
  • a head-and-shoulder photo of themselves

These items will be forwarded on to the Department with the winning Teacher Entry form.

Chairman Jesse Atkins
jlatkins83@gmail.com
360-820-4854