“To Build Knowledge and Skills for Success Today and Tomorrow”
Nominations for Meade School District Teacher of the Year and Professional Technical Support Staff of the Year for 2017 are now being accepted.
Nominations are welcome from parents, community members and staff members. The official nomination form must be used and must be accompanied by a minimum of three letters of recommendation from persons other than the nominator. All nominations must be received by Friday, March 31, by the principal or supervisor of the person being nominated. Each administrative site will then select one person for each award as their nominee.
Once the nominees from each administrative site have been finalized, a committee consisting of administrators and school board members will select one Teacher of the Year and one Professional Technical/Support Staff of the Year. These two winners and the nominees from each administrative site will be honored at the May Recognition and Retirement Reception.
All nominees for Teacher of the Year should be exceptionally skilled and dedicated, should be poised and articulate, and should have the respect and admiration of students, parents and co-workers. The nominees should play active and useful roles in their communities and schools, often distinguishing themselves as leaders.
The most important qualification to consider when nominating a teacher is his or her ability to inspire learning in students of all abilities and backgrounds.
The purpose of the Professional Technical Support Staff of the Year award is to recognize outstanding staff members who are not teachers. The award is based on a variety of criteria including motivation on the job, performance, cooperation with others, knowledge of the job, and contributions to the betterment of the school and district. Nominees for Professional Technical Support Staff of the Year should also exemplify a genuine commitment to professionalism and exhibit excellence in his or her work.
Nominees for both awards must be planning to return to Meade School District for the 2017-18 school year.