The Delta Chapter of the American Petroleum Institute, a non-profit organization headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, annually recognizes teachers in several parishes in the metropolitan area. The Teaching Excellence Award Program was established in 1987 by the Delta Chapter to pay tribute to and reinforce outstanding teaching in K-12 schools.
The organization is committed to education, and to that end has chosen to recognize the untiring efforts of classroom teachers who continue to deliver quality services to students with minimal compensation and, often, inadequate resources.
As of April 2022, the Delta Chapter has awarded over $150,000 to veteran and new classroom educators in the metropolitan area.
During the academic year nominations are submitted by administrators in public and private schools in Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St Bernard, St Charles, St Tammany, and Terrebonne parishes.
Teacher applications are reviewed by a Committee of API members. The selection criteria, includes commitment to teaching, resourcefulness, professional involvement and community service. The outstanding teacher model is one whose performance will positively impact students for the remainder of their lives.
API 2023 Teacher Awardees
API 2023 Teacher Awardees
2022 API-Delta Teacher Awards The API Delta Chapter Board is pleased to announce the
2022 API Delta Chapter Teacher Awardees. Jefferson Parish
Chairman's Award - Sarah Schulz, Geraldine Boudreaux Elementary
Distinguished Teacher - Christy Paxson, Woodmere Elementary
Chairman's Award - Marla Watts, Lake Forest Charter
Distinguished Teacher - Montana Cortez, Edward Hynes Charter School-UNO
Chairman's Award - Ashley Euper, Belle Chasse High School
Distinguished Teacher - Allison Brignac, Belle Chasse Middle
St Bernard Parish
Chairman's Award - Justin Templet, Chalmette High School
Distinguished Teacher - Heidi Scharfenstein, St Bernard Middle School
St Charles Parish
Chairman's Award - Jennifer Green, R K Smith Middle School
St Tammany Parish
Chairman's Award - Victoria Heier, Florida Avenue Elementary
Distinguished Teacher - Gary Bennet, Slidell Junior High
Chairman's Award - Adrianna Adams, South Terrebonne High School
Distinguished Teacher - Emily Stoufflet, Terrebonne High School
Chairman's Award - Katherine Schilling, Holy Cross School
Distinguished Teacher - Matthew Jones, Isadore Newman School
2022 API-Delta Teacher Awards
The API Delta Chapter Board is pleased to announce the 2022 API Delta Chapter Teacher Awardees.
The API Delta Chapter Board is pleased to announce the 2020 API
Delta Chapter Teacher Awardees. Chairman's
Distinguished Teacher Awardees:
The API Delta Chapter Board is pleased to announce the 2020 API Delta Chapter Teacher Awardees.