Know a great teacher? Nominate for Teacher of the Year.

Published: February 7, 2014, 10:02 am, by Carol McGraw

 

Do you know someone who is an incredible teacher?

Nominations for the state’s Teacher of the Year is now open, according to a  Colorado Department of Education email.  The winner becomes the stste’s entrant in the National Teacher of the Year competition sponsored by Council of Chief State School Officers.

Each year, the Colorado Teacher of the Year Program honors an exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable and skilled teacher to represent the entire profession in Colorado. The Colorado Teacher of the Year will automatically become Colorado’s nominee for the National Teacher of the Year competition sponsored by the ING Foundation and the Council of Chief State School Officers.
Colorado’s teacher will have these duties,  CDE says:

- a liaison between the teaching community and the legislature, the Department of Education, districts and communities;.
- an education ambassador to businesses, parents, service organizations and media.
- a resource at workshops and conferences around the state.
- an education leader involved in teacher forums and education reform.

Applications for this honor are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, May 16.

For  applications visit http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeawards/trtoyinf.htm