Educators have taken a beating lately. It is such an exciting time to be in education yet our jobs are more difficult than ever. The media tends to focus on the negative aspects of education, but one organization is trying to change that. Last year the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences International created an award to recognize the many things that are going right in education.
The Bammy Awards is a cross-discipline honor that identifies and acknowledges the extraordinary work being done across the entire education field every day– from teachers, principals and superintendents, to school nurses, support staff, advocates, researchers, school custodians, early childhood specialists, education journalists and parents. The Bammy Awards were created to help reverse the negative national narrative that dominates the education field.The Academy exists solely to recognize what is right in education by identifying, honoring and celebrating the collective contributions of professionals, paraprofessionals and support staff across the entire education community.