Nomination period now open for new TORCH recognition for educators
The Ohio Department of Education now is taking nominations for the first Teachers of Ohio Representing Character and Heart (TORCH) recognition. The TORCH program will honor five teachers each year who model strong personal character and concern for their students, colleagues and communities. Nominations close Jan. 31.
An Ohio Teacher of the Year and Ohio Teacher of the Year finalists will evaluate nominations to select each year’s TORCH honorees. This year’s honorees will be selected by late March.
TORCH program criteria, guidance and nomination materials are available here. This year’s nominators should send materials to Jonathan Juravich, 2018 Ohio Teacher of the Year and the Department’s current teacher-in-residence. Please see the nomination webpage for details.