Teachers Association of Long Beach

Awards

TALB Awards

Each year, TALB is honored to recognize members, administrators, and community supporters for their outstanding performance and contributions to education.

Award recipients are presented at our annual TALB Unity Celebration Dinner held in June.

We believe our annual awards are even more significant because nominations are made directly by TALB members.
Any TALB member may submit a nomination for a TALB Award.

The deadline for nominations for the 2017-18 School Year will be announced in early 2018.

Scroll down for a list of all awards along with criteria for eligibility and a link to the Nomination Form


Golden Apple Award

The Golden Apple Award recognizes K-12 TALB members that have earned the respect and admiration of their colleagues. TALB members may submit nominations for this award by completing this form and writing a Statement of Support.

Eligibility for Nominees:

  • Must be a TALB member.
  • Must be a K-12 teacher, nurse, librarian, facilitator, or specialist.
  • Must demonstrate dedication towards the children, staff and co-workers, and parents.
  • Must exhibit awareness, understanding, and respect for cultural and family diversity.
  • Receive at least (3) THREE nominations (at least two from fellow TALB members).

 

Nominate a Member for the Golden Apple Award

Golden Star Award

The Golden Star Award recognizes CDC/Head Start TALB members that have earned the respect and admiration of their colleagues. TALB members may submit nominations for this award by completing this form and writing a Statement of Support.

Eligibility for Nominees:

  • Must be a TALB member.
  • Must be a teacher in the Child Development Center or Head Start program.
  • Must demonstrate dedication towards their CDC/Head Start program, the children, staff and co-workers, and parents.
  • Must exhibit awareness, understanding, and respect for cultural and family diversity.
  • Receive at least (3) THREE nominations (at least two from fellow TALB members).

 

Nominate a Member for the Golden Star Award

Membership Award

The TALB Membership Award recognizes a TALB member that has demonstrated outstanding contributions to the Association and the community. TALB members may submit nominations for this award by completing this form and writing a Statement of Support.

Eligibility for Nominees:

  • Must be a TALB member.
  • Must be engaged in TALB membership activities.
  • Must demonstrate community involvement.
  • Must exhibit professionalism and demonstrate leadership in the Association.

 

Nominate a Member for the TALB Membership Award

Political Action Award

The TALB Political Action Award recognizes a TALB member that has demonstrated outstanding contributions to the Association’s political activities. TALB members may submit nominations for this award by completing this form and writing a Statement of Support.

Eligibility for Nominees:

  • Must be a TALB member.
  • Must be active in TALB’s political activities (organizing committee, phone banking, precinct walking, campaigns, communicating with legislators, etc.).
  • Must exhibit professionalism in the Association.

 

Nominate a Member for the TALB Political Action Award

Human Rights Award

The TALB Human Rights Award recognizes individuals or organizations that have made notable contributions in the advancement of human and civil rights. TALB members may submit nominations for this award by completing this form and writing a Statement of Support.

Eligibility for Nominees:

  • Can be individuals, schools, or organizations working to advance the human and civil rights of others and have made a community-wide impact.
  • Must live or work within Long Beach Unified School District.

 

Nominate a Member for the TALB Human Rights Award

Friend of Education Award

The TALB Friend of Education Award recognizes individuals or organizations outside of LBUSD that demonstrate outstanding support of public education while exemplifying the high ideals of the Teachers Association of Long Beach. TALB members may submit nominations for this award by completing this form and writing a Statement of Support.

Eligibility for Nominees:

  • Can be individuals, organizations, businesses, foundations, government officials, schools or educational institutions outside of LBUSD.
  • Must have demonstrated leadership on behalf of educators and schools within Long Beach Unified School District.

 

Nominate a Member for the TALB Friend of Education Award

Outstanding Administrator Award

The TALB Outstanding Administrator Award recognizes K-12 principals, CDC Program Coordinators, and/or Head Start Early Learning Center Managers that have earned the respect and admiration of their faculty, the Association, and the community. Up to five administrators may be selected for this award. Award(s) are presented at the TALB Unity Celebration annual banquet.

Eligibility for Nominees:
Nominations for this award may be submitted by TALB members for administrators that:

  • Have at least 50% member participation in the annual School Climate & Administrator survey for that administrator’s school site.
  • Receive an average score of at least 3.6 (out of 4.0) in the Administrator survey.
  • Receive at least (3) THREE nominations from TALB members from that administrator’s school site.

 

Nominate a Member for the Outstanding Administrator Award

Educators Breaking Boundaries Award

Presented by TALB and Security Benefit

In honor of Major League Baseball’s Jackie Robinson Day on April 15th, 2017, TALB and Security Benefit have partnered together to create an award recognizing two Long Beach educators who have broken barriers either personally and/or with students while embodying at least 5 of Jackie Robinson’s Nine Core Values of courage, determination, teamwork, persistence, integrity, citizenship, justice, commitment, and excellence.

Two recipients will receive an honorary plaque award, a Jackie Robinson Dodger Jersey #42 with the recipient’s name printed on the back, recognized at a private ceremony at Dodger Staium , and invited to watch a Dodgers  game with fellow TALB members.

The 2018 Educators Breaking Boundaries Award will be presented at a Dodgers Games in April, 2018.  Date to be announced.

Deadline for nominations will be announce.

Nominations of TALB members that fit the criteria can be submitted by fellow TALB members, parents, or members of the community.  TALB members can self-nominate.

Nominate a Member for the Educators Breaking Barriers Award

Teaching Financial Literacy Award

Presented by TALB and First Financial Credit Union

The Teaching Financial Literacy Award recognizes (3) three Long Beach educators who have taught financial literacy to their students.

Examples may include elementary teachers that have found a creative way to teach students how to count money; middle or high school teachers that have taught students how to balance a check book; teachers that show students how to manage income, pay expenses, save money, and/or use credit cards responsibly.

Award recipients will be presented with a distinguished plaque at the annual TALB Parking Lot BBQ on California Day of the Teacher and also at the annual TALB Unity Celebration awards banquet held in June.

Deadline for nominations will be announced. 

All TALB members are eligible. Members may nominate themselves or fellow colleagues.

Nominate a Member for the Teaching Financial Literacy Award