SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 31
February 2, 1996
|FROM:||William c. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||Nominations for the 1997 Virginia Teacher of the Year Program|
Virginia will participate in the 1997 National Teacher of the Year Award Program sponsored by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and Scholastic Inc. The focus of the state and national program is to select and honor teachers who represent the best in teaching across the Commonwealth and nation. Regional teachers will be selected and honored as Virginia's teachers of the year. The teachers will represent the eight superintendents' study groups, with one of the eight being selected as Virginia's nominee in the national awards program. It is anticipated that a savings bond made possible through monies donated by businesses in the state will be presented to each of the regional teachers of the year. One teacher may be nominated from each school division. The candidate should be a dedicated, knowledgeable, and skilled teacher in pre-kindergarten through grade twelve, who is planning to continue in an active teaching status. No teaching areas are excluded from participating. The attached application packet outlines the selection criteria. The names of nominees, with all materials prescribed in the packet, must be submitted to the Department on or before June 21, 1996. Participation in the state Teacher of the Year program is an activity students, teachers, school boards, and parents in every community can share. We hope that your school division will participate in this program. If you have questions about the program, please contact Diane L. Jay at (804) 225-2905 or Patty S. Pitts at (804) 225-2098. WCBJr/dlj Enclosure: This memo and its attachment will be sent to the superintendent's office. cc: Accredited Nonpublic Schools