About the UWAA


The Distinguished Teaching Legacy Award recognizes the UW teachers who inspired and influenced their students long after they left their classroom.

Nominators must have taken at least one class from the nominee, although consideration is also given to interactions outside of the classroom. The DTLA is part of the University’s annual Awards of Excellence celebration.

2018. Aurora Valentinetti. Aurora Valentinetti is undoubtedly the UW’s most beloved puppeteer, but her influence on people’s lives has extended far beyond the stage or the classroom.

Past DTLA Recipients

Selection criteria

How to nominate