Minnesota Teacher of the Year nominations close soon

Published 2:49 pm Saturday, November 11, 2017

Minnesotans have until Wednesday to nominate an outstanding educator for 2018 Minnesota Teacher of the Year.

According to a press release, nominations can be submitted online at www.educationminnesota.org. The 2018 Teacher of the Year will be named at a ceremony May 6 at Radisson Blu Mall of America. The Minnesota Teacher of the Year also becomes Minnesota’s candidate for National Teacher of the Year.

Eligible nominees must meet these criteria:

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• Teach in a public or nonpublic pre-K through 12th-grade school, Adult Basic Education program or ECFE program, working at least 50 percent of the time directly with students.

• Have a bachelor’s degree and a Minnesota teaching license.

• Have completed three years of teaching by the nomination deadline.

• Intend to teach during the 2018-19 school year.

Anyone may nominate a teacher. Self-nominations are also accepted.

For more information or to receive a nomination form, call Megan McKeen at 651-292-4872 or 800-652-9073.