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2021 Minnesota Teacher of the Year Program

Award to a Minnesota Teacher to Recognize
Outstanding Contributions to Education

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Education Minnesota

Deadline Date:

11/15/20

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Award to a Minnesota teacher to recognize outstanding contributions to education. Eligible nominees teach children, youth, or adults, in pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade, or in ECFE or Adult Basic Education programs. The award recipient will represent the profession as an advocate for education and spokesperson for teachers. The Minnesota Teacher of the Year makes presentations, meets with policymakers and attends frequent meetings.

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GrantWatch ID#: 150050

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible nominees must meet these criteria:
- Teach in a public or nonpublic Pre-K through 12th-grade school or ECFE or Adult Basic Education program, working at least 50 percent of the time directly with students.
- Hold a bachelor’s degree and a Minnesota teaching license.
- Have completed five years of teaching by the nomination deadline.
- Intend to teach for the full following school year after being named.

Pre-Application Information:

Nominations can be submitted online through Nov. 15. The 2021 Teacher of the Year will be named at a ceremony May 2, 2021, at Saint Paul RiverCentre. The Minnesota Teacher of the Year also becomes Minnesota’s candidate for National Teacher of the Year.

Anyone may nominate a teacher. Self-nominations are also accepted. Peers, school personnel, parents, community members and students may nominate teachers. Many nominees come from school district-level Teacher of the Year programs throughout the state.

Once nominated, teachers will receive a packet in the mail containing instructions for moving forward in this process. Learn more about how to become a candidate for MN teacher of the year at https://youtu.be/3ajkOgRLNOk. Note: Nominees only can accept nominations in any two consecutive years.

Press Release: https://www.educationminnesota.org/news/media-resources/news-releases/Nominations-open-for-2021-Minnesota-Teacher-of-the

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

Submit nominations at https://www.educationminnesota.org/news/awards/teacher-of-the-year/nomination-form.

For more information, call Ashley Behrens at 651-292-4862 or 800-652-9073 or ashley.behrens@edmn.org.

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