Award to a Massachusetts individual K-12 teacher in recognition of outstanding work in the field of English language education. The selected winner will have demonstrated successful teaching of English language learners as shown through evidence of best instructional practices and incorporation of students' linguistic and cultural backgrounds within the classroom.
-Long-term commitment to the education of ELLs.
-Leadership roles at the school, district, and/or state level on behalf of English language learners.
-Mentoring and supporting of new teachers to the field through both informal and formal induction programs.
-Strong relationships with the community and (for K-12) parents of ELLs.
The Teacher of the Year Award is presented at MATSOL’s annual conference. The award includes a complimentary one-year MATSOL membership.