Creative Freedom Awards
Creative Freedom Awards are given to public school teachers in the Triangle based on the creative and inspiring work they do to promote student learning and growth. While many awards honoring teachers exist, ours is unique because recipients also showcase their ideas at a free back-to-school celebration or at a CFA conference for teachers .
Since 2013, 16 public elementary school teachers in the Triangle have been chosen to be Creative Freedom Award recipients. Creative Freedom Award recipients will receive a cash award of $250.00; a framed certificate; personalized prize package; and recognition by local news media. Most exciting, CFA recipients had the opportunity to present an instructional idea of their choice at the Teacher Inspiration & Resources Fair, a free event we hosted for over 200 elementary school teachers in the Triangle to network and share their best ideas. Prior to the fair, Creative Freedom Award recipients participated in a two-day workshop in which they freely collaborated, earned CEU credits, and received peer feedback on their presentations.