The Parker Love of Teaching and Lifelong Learning Award was created in 2010 by former longtime Oakwood teacher Beverly (Bev) Parker in memory of her late husband, Robert (Bob) Parker. The Parker family has benefited in many ways from Oakwood’s outstanding school system and wanted to give back to the schools in a special way. Based on the belief that teachers in Oakwood are exceptional and give much of themselves for the betterment of the children in our community, the Parker Award honors teachers who go above and beyond what is expected of them.
Each year the award honors one Oakwood teacher who uniquely inspires the full potential of each student with whom he or she works. Eligible teachers will have taught in the Oakwood District for at least five years and can be nominated by parents, students, community members, alumni, faculty members and administrators. The award consists of a $1,200 prize, which is divided between the recipient and an academic department, grade or program of the recipient’s choosing.
The submission deadline is March 31, 2017. To submit your nomination please download this form additional details and submission instructions. If you have any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org