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JA Europe Teacher of the Year Award Judges & Criteria


  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of the JA Company Programme
  • Makes an exceptional contribution to the student company by:
    • Inspiring students to take on new challenges and reach their full potential
    • Creating relevant, appropriate, innovative and challenging opportunities that help students learn (e.g., help to connect the students with their colleagues abroad, integrates new technologies)
    • Connecting learning to student interests and to their lives beyond the classroom
    • Creating a supportive learning environment (e.g., offers after-school support)
    • Using different teaching methods to match student learning styles and needs
    • Gathering, analysing and using data to improve student achievement Is a role model and an inspiration to the Company Programme education community
  • Demonstrates a contagious enthusiasm for teaching and learning
  • Is committed to their own professional development to enhance teaching excellence
  • Is inspiration for other teachers in his/her school community
  • Is active in the JA Entrepreneurial Skills Pass (ESP)

Meet the Main Jury

Dr. Vladas Lašas
Chairman of the Board of Junior Achievement Lithuania

Rasa Bagdonienė
Board Member of JA Lithuania

Armando Persico
Teacher Community Manager at JA Italy

Lukas Benevičius
CEO of “Learning School”

Nerijus Buivydas
Founder and CEO of “Democratic School”