Educator Recognition

RIDE coordinates the selection and recognition of several award programs: the Rhode Island Teacher of the Year, the Rhode Island Principal of the Year, Milken Family Foundation Educator Awards, the Presidential Awards in Mathematics and Science as well as the Golden Apple™ Awards.

The links below contain more information about these awards and profiles of current and past winners.

NEW!! RIDE Seeking Recommendations for Rhode Island Educator-Leader Pool

RIDE maintains a file of distinguished teachers and principals. Throughout the year, these educators may be considered for leadership opportunities such as membership on advisory boards and task forces, as well as state and national recognition programs. This year, RIDE is asking each district to recommend 1-3 educators who represent educators relatively new to the profession (5-12 years), who demonstrate strong leadership skills and instructional practices, and impact students, colleagues, and the community. Recommended educators must have Final Effectiveness Ratings (FER) of Effective or higher to be eligible for the RI Educator Leader Pool.

When you submit your recommendation(s) please include:

Thank you for taking the time to make your recommendations.

The completed packet of information is due by Friday, March 25, 2016.

If you have any questions, contact Mary Keenan at