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Excellence in Education

An investment in the common good

Measurement in Education

A practice of human flourishing

Diversity in Education

Preserving freedom and quality for everyone

Most teachers want their students to be excellent. But what does that mean? Unfortunately, many teachers and schools today have a limited understanding of "excellence" as academic performance. At Cardus, we are committed to teachers who have a more robust sense of excellence that includes but also goes beyond performance and towards nurturing student character, engaging the local community, and improving school culture.

2018 Nominations Now Open

In 2018 five awards are available:

  • 1. Group Excellence Award: a group award of up to $8,000. This award is to be divided equally between team members. If team members teach in different institutions, the award must be shared equally between schools.

  • 2. Excellence in Elementary Teaching Award: an individual award of $5,000.

  • 3. Excellence in Secondary Teaching Award: an individual award of $5,000.

  • 4. Excellence in the Teaching of Creative and Performing Arts: an individual award of $5,000.

  • And new for 2018:

  • 5. And new for 2018: Excellence in Global Perspective Teaching Award: an individual award of $5,000, sponsored by EduDeo Ministries, recognizing excellence in the integration of global perspectives in the classroom.

Instructions for Nominations

Download the 2018 nomination package for full details.

The next application deadline is February 1st, 2018 at 5:00pm EST.

Questions? Email


The John Rozema Teaching Excellence Award recognises excellence as an ongoing investment into the life of a Christian school community and a positive public contribution to the common good. Being shortlisted for the John Rozema Teaching Excellence Award is an indication of a particular educator or school community's reputation for giftedness and excellent practice.

The award panel will look for evidence that a teacher demonstrates excellence in all of the following categories:

  1. 1. Purpose in teaching and learning
  2. 2. Rigour in teaching and learning
  3. 3. Service in teaching and learning


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