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Iowa Teacher of the Year

Award to an Exemplary Iowa K-12 Teacher
for Outstanding Dedication to Students

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Iowa Department of Education

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04/01/19 Postmark date


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Award to an exemplary Iowa teacher to recognize outstanding achievement and contributions to education. Anyone may nominate a teacher who they believe motivates and challenges students to do their best and is highly regarded by both students and colleagues. Nominees should be dedicated professionals who help nurture hidden talents and abilities; who are creative, caring individuals; who take teaching beyond textbooks and blackboards; and who are exceptional teachers helping to redefine American education.

The Iowa Teacher of the Year may serve as the Iowa Ambassador to Education, acting as an education liaison to primary and secondary schools in the state.

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GrantWatch ID#: 142402

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Anyone, including school administrators, colleagues, students, parents, college faculty, and associations may nominate teachers for the award.

Nominees must hold a valid Iowa teaching license and be employed by a public school district in Iowa.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications will be sent to the nominee upon receipt of the nomination form. The completed application must be emailed/mailed to the DE office and postmarked by April 1, 2019.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Download and send nomination form and letter to:

Isbelia Arzola, Iowa Teacher of the Year Coordinator
Iowa Department of Education
Grimes State Office Building
400 E. 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0146

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USA: Iowa