The Congressional Teacher Awards gives congressional recognition to the outstanding public school teachers in Florida’s 16th Congressional District. Nominees must be a current teacher, appropriately credentialed, living in and working with students in the District.

An independent Selection Committee, comprised of Congressional District 16 residents with a background, or special interest, in education, will judge the nominations. While all nominees will be honored, the Committee will select one winner from each of the two counties in my district, in each category of Elementary, Middle and High School for the 16th Congressional District’s Teacher Award.

Congressman Buchanan will present the recipients with a Congressional Certificate in recognition of this honor. This distinction will also be recorded in the Congressional Record, to recognize each recipient of this award.

Please submit the completed nomination forms by February 24.

Apply here to nominate a teacher.

We look forward to your participation. In the meantime, if you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Crosley Jones at or (941) 951-6643.