The Carlston Family Foundation seeks to challenge all Americans to engage in addressing the critical issues surrounding the level of education in our country. Our program endeavors to find those educators, who by their own example, demonstrate the value of knowledge through their commitment to their students' academic successes, and to encourage other educators to simulate these successful teaching patterns.

All of our award-winning teachers are brought to our attention by former students who are successful in their academic and life pursuits. These students tell us that they would not be where they are today without the teaching, mentoring and friendship of their teachers.

On Saturday, May 9, 2016, the Carlston Family Foundation Board of Directors met to select the 2016 Carlston Family Foundation Outstanding Teachers of America. These five 2015 Honorees were honored at the 13th Annual Awards Ceremony, November 11, 2017 at the Acqua Hotel in Mill Valley, California.

2016 Carlston Family Foundation Outstanding Teachers of America and their nominators

Back Row L-R: Jude Cooks, Don Carlston, Kathy Williams, Doug Carlston, Jan Rizutti, Arun Ramanathan and Ann Mathieson.
Middle Row L-R: Kushal Patel, Nikki Ahrenstorff, William Beltran, Bernadette Romero, Ariel Sinelnikoff
Front Row L-R: Ryan Pryor, Gary Childs, Sheri Zoratti, Donna Schiefer, Steve Temple




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 2016 Awards



Upcoming Event
2017 15th Annual Outstanding Teachers of America Awards
Ceremony & Educational Symposium
November 11, 2017
Acqua Hotel - Mill Valley, CA



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