Florida Department of Education
02/15/21 - Receipt
Award to a Florida teacher or educator to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of education. Please note that participating districts and institutions must select their winning teacher through an internal application and review process in advance of the state award deadline. Teacher of the Year candidates should have a track record of a positive impact on student learning.
The Teacher of the Year shall serve as the Ambassador for Education. If the Teacher of the Year is unable to serve as the Ambassador for Education, the first runner-up shall serve in his or her place.
The Ambassador for Education shall serve for one year and shall be assured of returning to his or her teaching position upon completion of the program. The ambassador will not have a break in creditable or continuous service or employment for the period of time in which he or she participates in the program.
The Christa McAuliffe Ambassador for Education Program is established to provide salary, travel, and other related expenses annually for an outstanding Florida teacher to promote the positive aspects of teaching as a career.
The goals of the Florida Teacher of the Year program are to:
This program engages educators in a year of professional development, learning, and active collaboration through the Florida Teacher Lead Network, connects them within an alumni network to further their skill set, and provides opportunities to work with educators at events like the Teacher of the Year Roundtable.
Teacher of the Year Roundtable:
All 74 Florida District Teachers of the Year join together for three days of professional learning rooted in the belief that all students can succeed.
Teacher Lead Network:
Teachers from across the state gather to learn more about mentoring other teachers with the goal of positively affecting outcomes in classrooms beyond their own.
GrantWatch ID#: 168395
The Ambassador for Education shall serve for one year, from July 1 to June 30.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Nominate online: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5773964/2022-Teacher-of-the-Year-Application
For more information please contact:
Ginnie Whitaker, Senior Educational Program Director
Bureau of Educator Recruitment, Development and Retention
Turlington Building, Suite 126
325 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
Please contact the department via email at email@example.com with any questions regarding the nomination process.
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