The official award ceremony for the Professor Józef Pieter Award will take place on 14 October 2023 at 5 p.m. in Silesian Theatre.
During the event, the finalists from the first edition of the award will be presented and the winner will be announced and presented with a cash prize of PLN 20,000 funded by the Józef Pieter Foundation. The event will conclude with a musical act by DUO SHUM: Lisa Strauss (cello) and Anastasia Rizikov (piano).
The finalists of the Professor Józef Pieter Award are:
- Edyta Duffek — English language teacher at the Stefan Żeromski Secondary School No. 2 in Dąbrowa Górnicza;
- Ewa Wawoczny — Polish language teacher at the Primary School No. 1 with Integration Departments in Racibórz;
- Katarzyna Paliga — teacher and librarian at the Alfred Szklarski Primary School No. 29 with Sports Departments in Dąbrowa Górnicza;
- Halina Pospieszałowska — teacher at the Fryderyk Chopin Music School in Bytom and at the Karol Szymanowski State Secondary School of Music in Katowice;
- Krzysztof Smyczek — teacher at the Jan III Sobieski School Complex No. 6 in Jastrzębie-Zdrój and in the Practical Training Centre in Jastrzębie-Zdrój.
The Professor Józef Pieter Award is awarded annually to an outstanding teacher who works in a primary or secondary school in the Silesian Voivodeship. It is presented to individuals whose work demonstrates the fundamental importance of education for the development of children and young people; who effectively share their love of knowledge, combine the qualities and skills of outstanding subject teachers and committed educators; and are open-minded, tolerant and fair. Thus presenting attitudes and values close to the patron of the award, Professor Józef Pieter.
All people interested in participating in the official ceremony are asked to confirm their attendance by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about the award can be found on the website at us.edu.pl/en/nagrodapietera/.