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Ohio Teacher of the Year 2019

Dear Superintendents:

The Ohio Teacher of the Year award program identifies exceptional teachers statewide and celebrates their effective work in and outside the classroom. The mission of this recognition program is to amplify teacher voice and empower educators to take part in critical conversations regarding decisions affecting students, teachers and public education.    The 2019 Ohio Teacher of the Year process is now underway!  We are reaching out to you to solicit nominations.

The State Board of Education continues to take a central role in the Ohio Teacher of the Year nomination and selection process. State Board members and Territory Lead appointees spearhead the collaborative effort among the State Board, Educational Service Centers, community leaders, business leaders, other educational organizations and the Ohio Department of Education. This collaboration provides the framework and personnel to select, honor and celebrate Ohio’s public classroom teachers. The map below indicates the State Board districts.

Nomination deadline is  April 13, 2018

There are two distinct routes for nominating candidates to the Ohio Teacher of the Year selection process.

 Route 1 – Local or Community School with Recognition Program in Place

For local districts or community schools that have a process in place to select a Local District Teacher of the Year, the addition of the State Board District Teacher of the Year recognition will add an intermediary step in the process to the Ohio Teacher of the Year recognition program.

Route 2 – Local or Community School without Recognition Program in Place

 

For local districts or community schools that do not have a recognition program in place to select a Teacher of the Year, a nomination process will serve as the recognition at the building / district level. Teachers, administrators, community members, parents or students may submit a nomination form for an outstanding teacher; verification of the teacher’s eligibility will be confirmed; and the teacher will be invited to submit an Ohio Teacher of the Year application to the Territory Lead in their region.

Multiple applications from the same district / school will be pre-screened by the district superintendent prior to the regional selection process. Each local district / community school may submit one entry in the regional State Board District Teacher of the Year recognition process.

The goal of this nomination process is to yield a better representation of outstanding educators to honor and recognize, as well as increase the public awareness and engagement in Ohio’s Teacher of the Year Program.

Please consider and nominate a teacher from your district by completing the nomination form below and send it to District 1 Territory Lead:

            Kerri Gearhart, Superintendent
            Northwest Ohio ESC
            205 Nolan Parkway
            Archbold, OH  43502
            Email:  kgearhart@nwoesc.org            

For more information about the Ohio Teacher of the Year program, please contact the State Coordinator, Angela Dicke at angela.dicke@education.ohio.gov or visit the website Ohio-Teacher-of-the-Year

Nomination deadline is  April 13, 2018

 

NOMINATION FORM

DISTRICT MAP

 

Sincerely,

Kerri Gearhart on behalf of State Board of Education Member Linda Haycock, District 1

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