APPLICATIONS DUE FOR IDAHO TEACHER OF THE YEAR BY AUGUST 19, 2016

(BOISE) – The Idaho Teacher of the Year Program, which began in 1959, is one of the most prestigious honors in the state for teachers. The program focuses public attention on excellence in teaching that has a real impact on the students of Idaho.

The Idaho Teacher of the Year is chosen from among district nominees by a selection committee representing the state education leaders and lawmakers. Each school district and charter school may nominate one teacher. School districts should submit the nominations to the State Department of Education before the end of the school year.

The Idaho Teacher of the Year also becomes a nominee for the National Teacher of the Year, a project of the Council of Chief State School Officers that is sponsored by Scholastic Inc.

Applications for Idaho Teacher of the Year must be postmarked by August 19, 2016 to be considered.  If you have questions regarding this process, please contact Jo Ann Bujarski at (208) 332-6848 or by email at jbujarski@sde.idaho.gov.