Congrats to our Excellence in Teaching Award Finalists

Posted on 09/24/2020

Two InspireNOLA Teachers Named Excellence in Teaching Award Finalists

Congratulations Ms. Bryan and Ms. Lacy-Williams

Congratulations to Talisha Bryan of  Eleanor McMain Secondary School and Taaqua Lacy-Williams of Dwight Eisenhower Charter School for being named New Orleans Excellence in Teaching Award Finalists!

Twelve exceptional teachers across New Orleans were honored during a virtual 2020 New Orleans Excellence in Teaching Award (NOETA) ceremony last night. Each educator received a monetary prize, thanks to generous $10,000 grants from both the Allstate Sugar Bowl and the College Football Playoff Foundation.

Ms. Bryan and Ms. Lacy-Williams“Congratulations to all NOETA finalists and grand winners,” said NOLA-PS Superintendent of Schools Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. “These amazing teachers value their profession and dedicate their lives to educating students. This is our way of honoring them and thanking them.”

The NOETA finalists represent the top educators based on the following criteria: student achievement, strong student relationships, constant learning, and impact on community. School leaders, teachers, coaches, and other academic or cultural leaders at any New Orleans area public school/network were eligible to nominate exceptional teachers for this citywide award.

Dr. Lewis, Jr., along with Orleans Public School Board (OPSB) President Ethan Ashley and Board Member Leslie Ellison, recognized the 2020 NOETA finalists during the online ceremony.

"Throughout the pandemic, our teachers stepped up to ensure that our students, including my own kids, are able to learn virtually,” said Mr. Ashley. “I’m extremely proud of and grateful to our hardworking educators and excited to celebrate their excellence!”

To learn more about the InspireNOLA finalists Talisha Bryan and Taaqua Lacy-Williams, please see their profiles.