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Washington State Teacher of the Year

Awards to Washington Teachers to Recognize
Contributions to the Teaching Profession

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State of Washington - Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)

Deadline Date:

03/01/21

Description:

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Awards to Washington public school teachers to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of education. Nominees will be evaluated on their innovation and leadership, community involvement, quality of teaching, knowledge, and collaboration with colleagues, students, and families.

Washington's Teacher of the Year program recognizes a cohort of regional finalists and selects one state Teacher of the Year annually. This state Teacher of the Year is Washington's nominee for National Teacher of the Year.

Selection of the Teacher of the Year:

Washington's educational service districts each select a Regional Teacher of the Year. The state selection committee chooses one of these Regional Teachers of the Year as the Washington State Teacher of the Year. The state committee uses the written application, interviews, and a mock keynote to decide which candidate best exemplifies the Teacher of the Year criteria:

  • The teacher has the respect of their community.
  • The teacher is knowledgeable in their field and guides students of all backgrounds and abilities to achieve excellence.
  • The teacher collaborates with colleagues, students, and families to create a school culture of respect and success.
  • The teacher deliberately connects the classroom and key stakeholders to foster a strong community at large.
  • The teacher demonstrates leadership and innovation in and outside of the classroom walls that embodies lifelong learning.
  • The teacher expresses themselves in an engaging and effective way.

State and Regional Teachers of the Year Will:

  • Attend the selection, a leadership retreat, and continuing professional development throughout the year.
  • Complete a collection of teacher tales (seeĀ https://www.k12.wa.us/educator-support/awards-recognition/publications-and-media/seed-apple) to be shared with the public.
  • Travel (when permitted) the state and their regions to share their expertise with community groups, businesses, government officials and current and future teachers.
  • Identify and advocate for educational issues of particular interest to them.
  • Receive small cash awards and additional prizes in recognition of their achievements.

The State Teacher of the Year Will:

  • Represent the state at all required National Teacher of the Year events including several national leadership conferences and the national recognition week in Washington, D.C.
  • Serve as the Teacher-in-Residence for Washington's Teacher of the Year program January - June.
  • Respond to and fulfill Teacher of the Year speaking requests, presentations, etc.
  • Collaborate with the Washington Teacher Advisory Council (WATAC) leadership team to engage with alumni award winners.
  • Identify statewide issues of interest to them and carry out a project aligned with those issues.
  • Design and carry out a personal communication plan to include a social media and web presence, traditional media strategy, and other publications.
  • Network with teacher preparation programs and other educational stakeholder groupsĀ across the state.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179840

Number of Grants:

Washington's Teacher of the Year program recognizes as many as ten regional finalists and selects one state Teacher of the Year annually.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Awards are open to educators who have not already been named a Regional Classified School Employee or Teacher of the Year and plan to continue working in their current role in education.

Pre-Application Information:

Nominations are open through March 1.

After a teacher is nominated, OSPI sends the nominee, their principal/supervisor, and their regional coordinator a copy of the nomination and a link to the online application.

The Teacher of the Year is selected in early September. Regional finalists attend a day of interviews followed by a weekend leadership retreat in Olympia. The State Superintendent announces the Teacher of the Year the following Monday during an annual award ceremony.

Contact Information:

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

To submit the nomination online: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6179654/2021-CSEoY-2022-ToY-Nomination

Hilary Seidel
360-725-6117
hilary.seidel@k12.wa.us

Education Awards
TTY: 360-664-3631

Educator Award Coordinators: https://www.k12.wa.us/educator-support/awards-recognition/educator-award-coordinators

OSPI
Old Capitol Building
P.O. Box 47200
600 Washington St. SE
Olympia, WA 98504-7200
360-725-6000

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