Children's Museum Houston now accepting nominations for Martel Award 2022

September 9, 2021

Calling all early childhood educators! For the past 23 years, the Museum and the Martel Foundation have scoured the Houston area for teachers who possess “exemplary commitment” to educating young children. Applications are now open for 2022.

A committee of educators will narrow down the numerous applications and visit schools to observe finalists in their classrooms. The winner will be awarded a $1,000 honorarium and a one-year membership to the Children's Museum Houston during a ceremony in April 2022. Early Childhood Educators are encouraged to submit their applications.

This year's writing prompt is:

Discuss our beliefs about teaching and learning.  How do you reflect these beliefs in the way you engage the children and families that you serve? How do you feel these beliefs can positively impact the field of education? Include specific examples and/or strategies as evidence.

Candidates requirements:  

  • Be the teacher of record in a classroom with children 8 years of age and younger, and have an associate's or bachelor's degree in education, Montessori certification or Child Development Associate Certification.
  • Have an associate's or bachelor's degree in education.
  • Have a Montessori certification or Child Development Associate Certification.
  • At least five years of current classroom experience.

Teachers may apply directly or be nominated by a colleague or parent. Parents, principals or others who would like to nominate an Early Childhood teacher may do so by providing their nominee with this document to apply.

Applications must be submitted by close of business December 13, 2021.

For more information, contact Dr. Lisa Williams at (713)535-7286 or via e-mail.