teacher appreciation

Dream Educator Award

Utah's top teacher as selected by peers and students


Teachers play a vital role in society. Each of us have been impacted by one in our life. They touch every mind and encourage every child to reach for their inner best and achieve success in life. They put in long hours and receive very little recognition for it. Dream Dental wants to recognize those individuals in the teaching profession who are exceptional at touching lives and changing minds, and are truly Dream Educators.

We invite you to nominate a teacher who is currently actively teaching that you feel deserves recognition as a top educator or as we would say a Dream Educator. The teacher selected will receive a plaque recognizing their contribution to education excellence, and a $500 prize. The Dream Educator will also receive a $1500 grant to use toward their class or personal improvement. We will also select 2 additional educators from those who are nominated for special recognition and each will receive a plaque and a $200 prize. Nominations can be submitted throughout the month of May and the teacher will be selected and recognized during the 2019-2020 school year in the month of September.

Teachers may be nominated more than once. We actually encourage multiple nominations. To facilitate multiple nominations, once a teacher has been nominated using the form below you can direct people to send an email to [email protected] and have them indicate support for a nominated teacher. This will reduce the amount of essays submitted. We will also list nominated teachers on our Facebook page and ask that people show their support there as well.

  • Please enter your full name.
  • The name of the Principal is required because we will contact the school to ensure that there is no discipline issues or other performance issues with the nominated teacher.
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      Write an essay describing why you feel the teacher that you are nominating should be chosen as the Dream Dental Top Educator. If you have a picture available please upload that as well.