Teacher of the Year nominations sought

Published 11:26 pm Friday, September 28, 2018

Minnesotans have the opportunity again this fall to nominate a unique educator for Minnesota Teacher of the Year.

Nominations are open and can be submitted online through Nov. 15. The 2019 Teacher of the Year will be named at a ceremony May 5 at St. Paul River Centre. 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-kindergarten through 12th-grade school or in an Adult Basic Education or ECFE program, working at least 50 percent of the time directly with students.

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

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

• Intend to teach during the 2019-20 school year.

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

For more information or to receive a paper nomination form, call Sara Schumacher at 651-292-4864 or 800-652-9073.