Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) - Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)
Award to an Arkansas PreK-12 teacher to recognize outstanding contributions to the quality of public education. The selected candidate will spend a year of service providing technical assistance to other teachers and participate in professional development opportunities. Each public school district in Arkansas may select one teacher as its District Teacher of the Year and nominate that teacher for the ATOY.
As part of the NTOY program, the Arkansas Teacher of Year (ATOY) program honors and utilizes representatives of excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms in Arkansas public schools. The mission of the ATOY program is to promote the profession and recognize quality teachers who implement "best practices" in Arkansas public school classrooms. The ATOY is released from the classroom during the year of service and serves as a spokesperson and advocate for the teaching profession. The ATOY program functions under the leadership of the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) in partnership with the State Board of Education.
Each public school district in Arkansas may select one teacher as its District Teacher of the Year and nominate that teacher for the ATOY.
Duties include the following:
GrantWatch ID#: 170962
The ATOY will begin his or her duties on July 1, 2023 and will end his or her duties on June 30, 2024.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Candidates nominated by their districts must complete an online application which is available at this link: https://forms.gle/of4TkkHqiuNxZFjn6
After completing and submitting the form, you must e-mail the Arkansas Department of Education at ATOY.Application@ade.arkansas.gov to let the ATOY coordinator know your application has been submitted.
Arkansas Department of Education
Office of Communications
Four Capitol Mall, Room 404-A
Little Rock, AR 72201
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