MIT Teacher Award
MIT Inspirational Teacher Award 
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The MIT Inspirational Teacher Award recognizes outstanding secondary school teachers who inspire in their students a love of learning, encourage them to pursue excellence, and give them the skills and enthusiasm they need to make a positive difference in the world.

"We must inspire the next generation of young people, from every background, to understand that science, math and engineering can give them the exhilarating power...to become the active explorers and inventors who will design the future."


Susan Hockfield
President Emerita, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Excerpt from President Emerita Hockfield's speech at the MIT150 Convocation.
10 April 2011

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ATTENTION: MIT STUDENTS

The nomination period for the 2014 MIT Inspirational Teacher Award ended on December 16, 2013.

Nominations for the 2015 MIT Inspirational Teacher Award will be accepted beginning in the fall of 2014. In the meantime, if you have a teacher you wish to nominate, send them a note to let them know of your gratitude.


Carrie Schultz

Susan Hernandez, a 2013 MIT Inspirational Teacher from John Jay High School in San Antonio, Texas, receiving her award from Lissa Martinez '76, SM '80.

Winners of the 2014 MIT Inspirational Teacher Award