Springfield High Teacher Recognized At National Level For Teaching Excellence

Springfield High Teacher Recognized At National Level For Teaching Excellence
Posted on 10/05/2022

Springfield High School English Department Chair and long-time teacher Josh Vaden has been selected as the Tennessee recipient of the 2023 California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence.


He joins 45 other awardees nationwide who will be celebrated through the coming year by the National Education Association Foundation.  This celebration will culminate at the NEA Foundation Salute to Excellence in Education Gala, to be held on May 5, 2023, in Washington, D.C.


According to NEA press information, “The Awards for Teaching Excellence program recognizes educators from around the country who shine in their schools, their communities, and their own learning.  These educators advocate for each other, the profession, and their students, and they embrace the diversity of their communities and the wider world.”


Vaden expressed his thoughts on this honor and noted that, “Teaching is the only career I have ever considered ever since I was a child attending Bransford Elementary in the 90’s.”


He continued, saying, “It really is an honor to be recognized for doing the work that I love and to represent Springfield High School and Robertson County Schools as well. Serving the students at my alma mater is as rewarding now as it was on my very first day in 2012. I owe countless thanks to the many students and staff who have shaped me along the way; I would not be the teacher I am today if it were not for them.”


  • 800 M. S. Couts Blvd, Suite 2, Springfield, TN 37172
  • 615-384-5588
Robertson County Schools