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District of Columbia Teacher of the Year

Awards and In-Kind Training to Washington, DC
Teachers for Contributions to the Field of Education

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State

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Government of the District of Columbia - Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)

Deadline Date:

03/06/20

Description:

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Award and in-kind training to Washington, DC teachers for contributions to the field of education. This program is intended to recognize public school or charter school school teachers' exceptional leadership, innovation, and commitment to promoting student success. Pre-K, K-12, and adult education teachers are all eligible for nomination.

The DC Teacher of the Year program celebrates outstanding educators who are experts in their craft as demonstrated by accelerated growth for all students, and who demonstrate leadership beyond the classroom by partnering with colleagues, students, families and communities to support innovation in teaching and learning, and who champion the teaching profession.

OSSE is seeking nominations for outstanding teachers who:

  • Inspire and accelerate growth for all students
  • Build strong partnerships with families and communities
  • Champion the teaching profession

Administrators, colleagues, LEA and school staff, parents, students, and community members can all submit nominations. Self-nominations are also acceptable.

The 2021 DC Teacher of the Year will receive a monetary award, professional development and leadership opportunities, and will represent DC in the 2021 National Teacher of the Year competition. For more information on the National Teacher of the Year competition, see: https://ccsso.org/national-teacher-of-the-year

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 150049

Estimated Size of Grant:

The 2021 DC Teacher of the Year will receive a $7,500 award. The runner-up will receive a $1,500 award.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for this award, a candidate must be a current teacher in a public school or public charter school in the District of Columbia, must have five years of teaching experience, and must plan to continue as a teacher in DC for the 2020-21 school year. Pre-K, K-12, and adult education teachers are all eligible for nomination.

Pre-Application Information:

Please complete the 2021 DC Teacher of the Year Nomination Form during the nomination window of Friday, Jan. 3-Friday, March 6, 2020.

All nominees will receive an email from OSSE with instructions on how to complete the full application process by Friday, March 6, 2020. OSSE will announce the 2021 DC Teacher of the Year winner in October 2020.

Contact Information:

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

Nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeYrMCJnxyV_NktIkfzYD0LmPP2I8CUVdrsZK-ynT2kDE2g9A/viewform

For more information or questions, please Annette Thacker-Bartlett at Annette.Thacker@dc.gov or (202) 724-7779.

Office of the State Superintendent of Education
1050 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 727-6436
TTY: 711
Email: osse@dc.gov

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