Selecting a Nominee
The AACPS Teacher of the Year recognizes teachers who exemplify all that a student, parent, and administrator would want to see in a teacher. As you can see from the stories of our past nominees, it's a high bar and we have many deserving teachers in our schools who should be considered this year.
Tips for Writing A Recommendation Letter
The Principal’s Recommendation Letter is a critical component of the nomination package. When writing your recommendation (500 words maximum), you may want to include:
- Anecdotes demonstrating the teacher’s effectiveness in the classroom;
- Testimonials/quotes from students, staff, families, or other community members;
- Evidence of the teacher’s impact and commitment to the school community;
- Description of a student’s experience in this teacher’s classroom.
We recommend preparing your recommendation in a Word document and then copying the text into this form.
Please note: Principal Recommendations are due on August 31, 2023.
For questions about the Teacher of the Year selection process or awards ceremony:
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