Nomination Criteria for State Teacher of the Year

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Nomination Criteria for State Teacher of the Year
Nomination Criteria for State Teacher of the Year
 
A candidate for National Teacher of the Year (NTOY) is a State Teacher of the Year in a state-approved school; prekindergarten through grade twelve, who is planning to continue in an active teaching status.

The National Teacher and/or State Teacher of the Year candidate has the respect and admiration of their colleagues and:
  • Is an expert in their field who guides students of all backgrounds and abilities to achieve excellence;
  • Collaborates with colleagues, students and families to create a school culture of respect and success;
  • Deliberately connects the classroom and key stakeholders to foster a strong community at large;
  • Demonstrates leadership and innovation in and outside of the classroom walls that embodies lifelong learning; and
  • Expresses themselves in an engaging and articulate way.