2018 BP Teachers of Excellence

I am very proud of all our finalist for this prestigious award," said Sean Dusek, superintendent. "They all embody the qualities we want all of our teachers to exhibit, especially in how they ensure a strong, positive relationship with each and every student. Each finalist is very deserving of this recognition and I look forward to their continued excellence and leadership in our district."


2018 Kenai BP Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Robanne Stading teaches special education in kindergarten through grade twelve at Nikolaevsk School. She believes her school is a community, and she works to instill that sense of belonging, compassion and responsibility in her students through every lesson she teaches. But far more important, she shows them what a good member of the community by example. And every day, she shows them what a great teacher is.

2018 Kenai BP Teachers of Excellence

BP Educational Ally Award, 2018 Kenai Peninsula

The award recognizes the additional unsung heroes in our schools—support staff, administration or volunteers—who are working alongside teachers to inspire students and are making a difference in our schools and community.


"BP is honored to continue supporting this great program and celebrating teachers who represent the best of our state," said BP Alaska Regional President Janet Weiss. "It's part of BP's ongoing commitment to the communities where we live and work and to the future of Alaska."

Since the program's inception in 1995, BP has recognized 750 teachers. Winning teachers receive a $500 gift card and a $500 matching grant to their school. Now in its 23rd year, the BP Teachers of Excellence program honors K-12 teachers from all school districts statewide, including public and private schools. In 2018, the program attracted more than 1,000 nominations for both teachers and the newly added BP Educational Allies award, recognizing additional unsung heroes in Alaska's schools.

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