Vermont Agency of Education
06/29/18 Close of Business (4:30 PM)
Award to a Vermont teacher or other school staff member to recognize outstanding contributions to the quality of education in the state. Candidates for this award must plan to continue in the role of a teacher. Additionally, candidates must demonstrate leadership through active roles in the community and school, and be poised and articular, with the energy and equanimity to manage a busy schedule.
History of Award:
The Teacher of the Year Award Program was initiated in 1952 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to bring recognition to the importance of teachers as nurturers of the "American Dream." His intention to honor all teachers by the selection of a representative teacher from each state would find completion in the yearly choice of a National Teacher of the Year. Through an organized and varied selection process involving classroom teachers, school administrators, state officials, students, parents, and business representatives, each state nominates its own Teacher of the Year.
National Teacher of the Year:
The Vermont Teacher of the Year becomes Vermont’s entrant in the National Teacher of the Year program.
Support from the school community will include several days of release time to fulfill the obligations of the Teacher of the Year.
GrantWatch ID#: 170480
An eligible candidate is any exceptionally skilled and dedicated teacher who:
-Is appropriately credentialed (holds a current, non-conditional, Level I or Level II Vermont teaching license), with an endorsement(s) in the assignment teaching;
-Who teaches in a Vermont public or approved independent school;
-Has a minimum of five years of teaching experience is eligible.
-Individuals holding temporary licenses are not eligible to participate.
-The program is open to all teachers, including support staff (i.e., school counselor, school librarians, technology specialists, school nurses etc.).
While all of these qualifications are considered, the most important one is the superior ability to inspire learning in students of all backgrounds and competencies.
An application including letters of support is submitted by each candidate.
Please include three letters of recommendations that support why you should be the 2019 Vermont, and National Teacher of the Year. The letters of support are the candidate's time to shine, to demonstrate leadership through active roles in the school and community; and the teacher's ability to inspire learning in students of all backgrounds and competencies.
The emailed/scanned application package must be sent no later than the close of business (4:30 pm) on Friday, June 29, 2018.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Rebecca Gile, Vermont Agency of Education
Vermont Agency of Education
219 North Main Street, Suite 402 Barre, VT 05641