The Walter Kase Teacher Excellence Award pays tribute to three Region IV educators for their outstanding efforts to create an atmosphere in their schools that rejects prejudice and regards diversity as a strength. The Award is named after Holocaust survivor Walter Kase, who has dedicated much of his life to speaking to youth, educators, and community leaders about the dangers of hate and the importance of love, respect and understanding.
Recipients of the Award emphasize the value of diversity by making it an integral part of the curriculum. They challenge students to question stereotypes, examine their own prejudices, and those of society, and empower students to reject all forms of hate.
The Awards are presented at a May luncheon, and each recipient receives a $500 stipend, an engraved plaque, and a full-day Anti-Defamation League A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute workshop.
You may download and print out a PDF of the application and instructions for submission.