We honor teachers who make a difference.
The Barbara Henry Courage in Teaching Award was founded in the summer of 2021. It is named for Barbara Henry, who taught Ruby Bridges at William Frantz Elementary School in 1960. Her courage to do the right thing has made the world a better place.
This award honors teachers like Mrs. Henry, who have invoked change through acts of courage in everyday life. Winners are announced and prizes awarded in the Spring of each year. Anyone can nominate a teacher to receive the award. We consider educators from all over the world.
We believe possibilities for positive change are unlimited. If you know a teacher who took a risk to do the right thing, you can submit a submit a nomination or a story to be featured on the Courage in Teaching Blog. If you are an educator with a story about the value of courage, we'd love to hear that too. Read on to learn about racial segregation in the United States and the difference that Mrs. Henry made.