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Superlative Certificates for Teacher Appreciation Week

Looking for funny and creative teacher superlatives for the yearbook? Check out this list of 30 teacher award ideas with free printable certificates that can be used for Teacher Appreciation Week.

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Teacher Superlative Ideas

These teacher superlatives (or faculty) will work for both middle school and high school teachers. I have personally used these teacher award ideas with both age groups.

These teacher superlative award ideas would make the perfect addition to your school’s yearbook! You could even present the winning teachers with a certificate at the end of the year for Teacher Appreciation Week.

teacher superlative certificates

Check out the bottom of this post for a free printable teacher superlative certificate!

“Most Likely To” Teacher Awards

  • Most Likely to Break Out in Song and Dance
  • Most Likely to be Mistaken for a Student
  • Most Likely to Not Give Homework
  • Most Likely to Brighten Your Day
  • Most Likely to Become President
  • Most Likely to Accidentally Be Called Mom/Dad
  • Most Likely to Create World Peace
  • Most Likely to Win a Rap Battle
  • Most Likely to Travel the World
  • Most Likely to Win Jeopardy
  • Most Likely to Make it on the Big Screen
  • Most Likely to Bring a Pet to School
  • Most Likely to Make You Laugh (Funniest)

“Best” Teacher Superlatives

  • Best Smile
  • Best Taste in Music
  • Best Personality
  • Best Story Teller
  • Best Advice Giver
  • Best Dressed

“Most” Teacher Superlatives

  • Most Artistic
  • Most Inspiring
  • Most Quoteable
  • Most Organized
  • Most Caffeinated
  • Most Energetic
  • Most Memorable
  • Most Supportive
  • Most School Spirit
  • Most Enthusiastic
  • Most Friendly

Why Does Teacher Appreciation Week Matter?

Yet another Teacher Appreciation Week has come and gone. In the six years I have spent in Drumright, we have never celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week. Usually, these celebrations are organized by organizations such as the PTO, and we do not have a PTO.

This always made me sad and more than a little bit jealous when I would log onto Twitter for a straight week to see all the amazing gifts and free food and sweet notes that teachers across the country were receiving each day.

I would think to myself that my school was the ONLY school not celebrating. Of course, I know this is not true. I saw enough twitter comments last week to realize that I was definitely not the only teacher feeling this way.

A few years ago, I decided to do something about the fact that our school didn’t celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week. As a single teacher, I can’t do much, but I can do something. In 2015, we wrote Teacher Appreciation Acrostic Poems. In 2016, we wrote “You Are Appreciated” Notes.

In 2017, we wrote about our favorite memories in each teacher’s class and compiled them into small booklets of appreciation.

As Teacher Appreciation Week rolled around this year, I didn’t feel like I should go the typical route of notes written to teachers since I already did that for Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day!

How to Carry Out Faculty Superlative Voting

Students were given a voting sheet to vote on each of these 30 categories for teacher superlatives. I also gave them a list of the 24 teachers/staff members who work in our building.

Students were required to vote for each person in the building at least once.

teacher superlatives certificate

If you work in a bigger school, it might not be feasible to give every teacher an award. But, knowing that this was likely to be the only thing my school did at all for teacher appreciation week, I knew that everyone needed an award.

This means that everyone from teachers to janitors to the principal were nominated. I guess these were more like “school staff superlatives” than just teacher superlatives.

teacher superlative certificates

After the students submitted their votes, I tallied up 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for each category. Some teachers won multiple categories, so I gave some of those categories to the 2nd or 3rd place winner.

I wasn’t sure if it was going to work out while tallying the votes, but each staff member did end up getting a superlative award!

teacher superlative certificates for teacher appreciation week

After figuring out who won what, I typed up certificates to be hung by each person’s door to their classroom/office. I’m not sure exactly how much the teachers appreciated the certificates since only one teacher sought me out to say “Thank you.”

Of course, many of the teachers likely had no idea where the certificates even came from. I didn’t do this to get any appreciation from my coworkers; instead, I did this with the hopes that I could do something to brighten their day.

teacher superlative certificates

Even if I don’t know what my coworkers necessarily thought, the students LOVED it! I heard so many conversations in the halls about which teacher won which award. They talked about it ALL WEEK. So I definitely think this year’s Teacher Appreciation Week activity was a hit!

teacher superlative certificates for teacher appreciation week

Free Download of Teacher Superlative Certificates

Example of Teacher Superlative Certificates for Teacher Appreciation Week (PDF) (949 downloads )

Teacher Superlative Certificates (Editable Publisher File ZIP) (1087 downloads )

You will need Publisher to edit the file. Additionally, you will need to make sure you have the following free fonts downloaded: HVD Comic Serif Pro, Century Gothic, and Folks.


Wednesday 16th of May 2018

This is so sweet!

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