Museum Educator of the Year Award
Virginia Association of Museums and Virginia Department of Education
In March each year, during the VAM Conference Awards Luncheon (Nominations will open in January)
Museum educators are the primary contact between museums and the K-12 school audience, and they provide critical services within the museum community that support the state’s educational goals, teacher education, and student connections to our history and heritage. The co-sponsors of this award have created it in order to recognize outstanding achievement in museum education by an individual working on behalf of their organization to create exceptional experiences for school-aged visitors.
Any educator who works directly with school-aged audiences or teachers is eligible to receive this award, including front line staff, or any department director who is responsible for developing and implementing educational programs.
This award will be given to a museum educator who best demonstrates a long term commitment to high quality educational experiences in their organization. Nominees should:
The Virginia Association of Museums Leadership Development Committee will receive the nominations and complete a preliminary review, narrowing the nominees to no more than 3 finalists.
The Virginia Department of Education will then review the finalists and select their choice for the award; the selection will be made no later than March 1.