Princeton Prize for Distinguished Secondary School Teaching Nomination Process is now open!

The 2021 Princeton Prize for Distinguished Secondary School Teaching Nomination Process is now open! 

Since 1959, Princeton University has honored at its Commencement four outstanding New Jersey teachers from public and independent schools for their contributions to the lives of the state’s secondary school students and to their school communities.  Through the generosity of an anonymous alumnus, each of the Princeton Prize for Distinguished Secondary School Teaching (DSSTA) winners receives $5,000, and each winner’s school receives an additional $3,000 for the purchase of library books.

We invite nominations of exceptional teachers or a team of two co-teachers who have demonstrated highly effective engagement with their students in the teaching and learning process, dedicated service to their school and community, and significant commitment to their own professional growth as lifelong learners. In short, we seek nominees whose work has had an especially important influence on the lives of young people and on the school(s) in which they have taught. 

Visit the Princeton Prize for Distinguished Secondary School Teaching page for more information and downloadable nomination form and requirements.