Ohio Teacher of the Year: Nominations open now through April 5
More than an award, the State Board of Education’s Ohio Teacher of the Year program annually identifies exceptional teachers and celebrates their effective, inspiring work both inside and outside of the classroom. The program also provides opportunities for professional growth and gives teachers a voice as leaders and advocates for public education. The nomination period for the 2020 Ohio Teacher of the Year is now through April 5, 2019.
The program offers two levels of recognition: the regional State Board District Teacher of the Year (11 regions) and the state-level Ohio Teacher of the Year.
Nominees must be licensed, full-time Ohio educators with at least five years of teaching experience and teaching in a state-approved public school, community school or career center. They also must work directly with students at least 50 percent of the time, have received no previous Teacher of the Year recognition, and plan to continue in active teaching status.
A school district or community school does not have to have a local Teacher of the Year recognition program in place to nominate an educator. School administrators, colleagues, community members, parents or students can nominate someone for Ohio Teacher of the Year.
Submit nominations online to State Board of Education District Territory Leads.
For a program overview, timeline and more information. Visit the Ohio Teacher of the Year webpage.
For answers to questions, email Angela Dicke, the program’s state coordinator.