MEEC Teacher of the Year Awards

MEEC is proud to once again sponsor its annual MEEC “Teacher of the Year” Awards for the 2023-2024 School Year.  Three winners will be selected to receive this prestigious honor:  one ”Teacher of the Year” winner, who will receive $1000 in prizes and a plaque, and two MEEC “Teachers of Excellence” recipients, who will each receive $600 in prizes and plaques.  This year’s awards banquet will be held on April 25, 2024 at 6 PM at the beautiful Hilton Garden Inn Hotel and Conference Center in Victorville, California.

              To this end, we are soliciting nominations from principals, teachers, parents or community members of an exceptional teacher from your school that you feel would be most worthy of this prestigious recognition.  Please take the time to formulate a letter describing your nominee and their contributions to environmental education with their students and on their campus.

 Nomination letters must be a minimum of 500 words and include specific examples of how the teacher is implementing environmental education with their students on campus and the impact that these projects/lessons have had on the students/community.  The teacher must teach within MEEC boundaries.  MEEC’s boundaries consist of the High Desert portion of San Bernardino County, the Palo Verde Valley of Riverside County and the High Desert region of North Los Angeles County, including the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale.

 We are looking for a teacher who :

  • Makes continuous and lasting contributions to environmental education.
  • Demonstrates capacity for creating and implementing successful environmental activities.
  • Shows creative approaches.
  • Promotes individual and societal environmental responsibility, and encourages youth to make informed decisions about current and relevant environmental issues.

Please mail your submission to MEEC, 14306 Park Ave, Victorville, CA 92392.  Letters may also be emailed to  Deadline for entries is 11:59 PM, March 1, 2024

              I thank you for your time and consideration of this request, and we look forward to receiving your nomination.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to call MEEC at 760-245-1661 x 6717