Each year, Above & Beyond endeavors to recognize and award outstanding California public high school teachers who teach in disadvantaged urban and rural communities and who consistently help their students transcend their academic expectations. These teachers demonstrate a curiosity for on-going learning and use effective practices that result in their students being academically prepared for higher education and for careers.
Every year, the Outstanding Teacher of America Awards and the Educational Symposium are held in Marin County, California where these teachers are recognized for their exceptional and consistent success in educating their students, preparing them for higher education, and guiding them on pathways to personal and academic success.
Below are pictures, videos, and teacher biographies from previous award ceremonies, where nominating students describe how these teachers changed their lives.
Carlston Family Foundation is now Above & Beyond Teaching