Deadline approaching to nominate for Teacher of the YearNominations for Minnesota Teacher of the Year remain open through the end of day Monday, November 15.
By: Staff Report, Alexandria Echo Press
Nominations for Minnesota Teacher of the Year remain open through the end of day Monday, November 15. Again this year, there are simple nomination forms available at www.educationminnesota.org. The 2011 Minnesota Teacher of the Year will be named on May 1, 2011. The Teacher of the Year also becomes Minnesota’s candidate for National Teacher of the Year.
Anyone may nominate a teacher. Self-nominations are also accepted. The state program has been highly successful nationally – Minnesota ranks second behind California with four National Teachers of the Year.
Eligible nominees must:
--Teach in a public or nonpublic Pre-K through 12th-grade school.
--Hold a baccalaureate degree and a Minnesota teaching license.
--Have completed three years of teaching by the nomination deadline, and
--Intend to teach during the 2011-2012 school year.
For more information or to receive a nomination form, call Chris Carlin at 651-292-4875 or 800-652-9073.
The Minnesota Teacher of the Year Program
Organized and underwritten by Education Minnesota, the program receives support from Education Minnesota ESI, The Harvard Club of Minnesota Foundation, McDonald’s Restaurants of Minnesota, The Northland Inn, Pearson Education, The SMARTer Kids Foundation, TruStone Financial and United Educators Credit Union.