Today is the first annual Bammy Awards at the Iconic Arena Stage in Washington D.C. (Think Grammy Awards for Education) This black tie event is by invitation only. As a member of the Bammy Council of Peers, I was invited. I am honored to serve the field in this way and to attend. The event runs from 7-10pm TONIGHT. Look for updates via Twitter.
“It takes a village to raise a child.” – African Proverb
The Bammy Awards is a cross-discipline award that identifies and acknowledges excellence throughout the education field — from teachers, principals and superintendents, to school nurses, support staff, advocates, researchers, early childhood specialists, education journalists and parents. The Bammy Awards were created in response to the tremendous national pressure on educators and education leaders to improve student outcomes, and the intense scrutiny that today’s educators face as a result.
The Bammy Awards acknowledge that teachers can’t do it alone and don’t do it alone. The Awards aim to foster cross-discipline recognition of excellence in education, encourage collaboration and respect in and across the various domains, elevate education and education successes in the public eye, and raise the profile and voices of the many undervalued and unrecognized people who are making a difference in the field.
The Bammys are presented by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences International, which includes an eclectic cadre of leading educators, education leaders, education professors, journalists, editors, researchers, commentators, advocates, activists, visionaries and pioneers. The Academy is comprised of a Board of Govenors, a Council of Peers and associate members.
The Academy presents two honors in every category — the Bammy Award and the Educator’s Voice Award. Members of the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences International select the winners of the Bammy Awards.
Click Here to view the Bammy Award Statuette to be awarded to the winners.