11th Annual Cecil J. Picard Educator
Excellence Awards Gala

"Starry, Starry, Night: An Evening of Distinction" 

Friday, July 28  •  Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge

Dream Teachers, the Louisiana Department of Education, and the Louisiana Association of Principals invite you to attend the 11th Annual Cecil J. Picard Educator Excellence Awards Gala. On this "Starry, Starry, Night" the real stars will be the educators from throughout Louisiana who will be recognized for their outstanding achievements. The event is Black-Tie optional.

Semifinalists and  finalists for Teacher and Principal of the Year will be recognized and honored with cash prizes and gifts from the business community. The elementary, middle, and high school Teachers and Principals of the Year will be announced. The evening will conclude with the presentations of the coveted Louisiana Teacher of the Year and Principal of the Year awards.

Adding more sparkle to the evening, the finalists for the prestigious H. Norman Saurage III Service Award will be presented and the 2017 winner will be named.  Two Milken Educator Award winners from Louisiana will be honored, and the TAP Founder Award winning school from Ascension Parish will be presented.  It's time to celebrate these exemplary educators and the work they do for Louisiana's children!

Please click "Register" below to purchase tickets. All seating for the Awards Gala is reserved. If you wish to sit with friends and family, please register your entire party as a GROUP. Dream Teachers will do our best to seat your GROUP at the same table or two tables near one another.

School boards and individual schools making bulk purchases of 10 or more tickets can receive a 25% discount through July 1. Please contact kay@dreamteachers.org for bulk purchasing information.


**Schedule of Events:

5:00 – 7:00am 2une-In Live Broadcast w/ John Pastorek, Crowne Plaza Grill

5:00 – 5:30pm Sponsor Reception, Cypress I

5:30 - 6:30pm Registration, Atrium

5:30 - 6:30pm Cocktail Reception, Cypress II

6:30 – 9:30pm Awards Gala Program - "Starry, Starry Night:An Evening of Distinction"

Close of Ceremonies Press interviews and photos, Cypress I

*Schedule is subject to change