Time to start planning for District Teacher of the Year awards
Itís almost springtime, and that means it will soon be time to select your districtís next Teacher of the Year. If you havenít already begun, now is the time to start seeking nominations for this prestigious honor.
A school district can determine its own method for selecting an award winner, but nomination forms should be made available to teachers, parents, students, school support professionals and the general public through multiple avenues and formats.
All district-level Teachers of the Year will be considered at the regional level, and ultimately, one of the six regional finalists will become South Dakotaís 2014 Teacher of the Year. In order to be considered for the regional Teacher of the Year award, your districtís honoree must have his or her application on file with your respective Education Service Agency by its designated deadline.
For more information, including frequently asked questions, a nomination form, sample guidelines, and a timeline for selection, visit the Teacher of the Year webpage. For further assistance, contact Lanette Johnston at the Department of Education.