|FROM:||Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||Nominations for the Virginia Teacher of the Year 2002 Program|
All public and accredited nonpublic schools are invited to participate in the Teacher of the Year 2002 Program to select the next Virginia teacher of the year and to honor teachers who represent the best in teaching in the Commonwealth and the nation.
The program is open to all teachers in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 who possess a current teaching license including school librarians, guidance counselors, and reading specialists. Candidates should be dedicated, knowledgeable, and skilled, and plan to continue in an active teaching status. Candidates who accept administrative or supervisory positions will relinquish their eligibility. Teachers holding provisional licenses are not eligible to participate in the program.
The application procedures and a description of the portfolio of information that each nominee must complete are attached. The application packet must be submitted to the Department of Education on or before April 27, 2001.
Participation in the Teacher of the Year program is an activity that students, teachers, school boards, and parents in every community can share. For more information, please contact Ms. Byrd Latham, specialist for teacher education, (mailto:email@example.com),at (804) 225-2104.