2020 Teacher of the Year: The Search is On! Applications Due October 28

Application Process

  • The Teacher of the Year Award is selected through a three round application process:

    Round One

    1. Principals complete the online Principal's Recommendation to nominate an educator from their school. 2020 Teacher of the Year Recommendations are due Wednesday, October 23, 2019.

    2. Nominees submit a Nominee Application to share their Philosophy of Teaching and Professional Resume. 2020 Teacher of the Year Nominee Applications are due Monday, October 28, 2019.

    3. A selection committee of educators and community leaders read and evaluate each nomination packet to select approximately ten semi-finalists. 

    Round Two

    1. Semi-finalists receive and completed a more detailed Round Two nomination packet. 

    2. Members of the selection work with semi-finalists to schedule classroom visits. 

    3. The selection committee reads and discusses each nomination packet to select approximately five Teacher of the Year finalists.

    Round Three

    Each finalist completes a panel interview with the selection committee. 

    The Teacher of the Year is announced at the Excellence In Education Awards Ceremony in April.


Application Timeline

  • Timeline of important dates for the ToY Application process

2017 Teacher of the Year Logo


  • For questions about the Teacher of the Year selection process or awards ceremony:

    Carol Ann McCurdy
    Director of Partnerships, Development & Marketing

    For questions about the application or submission form:

    Lauren Grey-Hawkins
    Business & Communication Specialist