Local recognition

Horace Mann has established programs designed to help you recognize excellence in your schools at the local level:   

  • The Crystal Apple/Crystal Owl Award recognizes educators for the outstanding work they do or a significant achievement in teaching.
  • The Outstanding School Employee Award recognizes any individual in a school/district who goes above and beyond in contributing to student development.  
  • The Mugs and Kisses Award recognizes educators for everyday excellence in their profession.

With each of these programs, you’ll work with your local Horace Mann representative to:

  • set up the selection criteria (e.g., voting by peers, chosen by a committee, selected by principal or school administrator);
  • determine how recipients are chosen;
  • determine how awards are presented (e.g., special reception, school assembly, faculty meeting);
  • administer as you see fit; and
  • complement other established recognition programs.

In return, as the sponsor, Horace Mann supplies the award, and your local Horace Mann representative makes the presentation and notifies local media on your behalf.  

Contact your local Horace Mann representative to learn more about our local recognition programs.

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