Submit Your Nomination for USD #355 Educator of the Year Award

Ellinwood Public Schools USD #355 Educator of the Year Award

Ellinwood Public Education and Library Foundation

The Ellinwood Public Education and Library Foundation proudly sponsors the Ellinwood Public Schools USD #355 Educator of the Year Award. This award recognizes teachers that have created academic excellence in the classroom and have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to educating students. Each year one (1) full-time, certified staff member (non-administrative) will be honored by the Foundation with the award. All non-administrative, certified staff (K-12) that are full-time are eligible each year for the award, including previous recipients. Any current/former student of the district, parent of a current/former student of the district, patron of the district, or staff colleague may nominate a deserving teacher. Any nominee desiring to be considered for the award will be required to complete an informational sheet for the selection committee.

While academic excellence in the classroom and demonstrable exemplary commitment to the education of students are the framework of the award, the following specific criteria will be considered when identifying a winner:

  • Skilled in instructional methodology and technique

  • Committed to placing the academic needs of students first

  • Worthy of respect and admiration from students and colleagues

  • Innovative and progressive mindset

  • Role model and mentor for students

  • Impacts students positively in the classroom in an undeniable and tangible manner

  • Inspires students to strive beyond what they believe they are capable

The Trustees of the Ellinwood Public Education and Library Foundation will serve as the selection committee. They will review all nominations, interview finalists, and honor one teacher as the Educator of the Year. In addition to being recognized for superior teaching skill and accomplishment, the winner will receive a cash award of $3,000 from the Foundation.

Persons interested in submitting a nomination should complete a “Nomination Form” and return it to the Ellinwood Public School Central Office no later than March 1st of the awarding school year. The names of the nominating parties will remain confidential to the greatest extent possible.

Ellinwood Public Schools-USD #355 Ellinwood Public Schools Educator of the Year Award 300 N. Schiller St. Ellinwood, KS 67526 620-564-3226 aporter@usd355.org

Ellinwood Public Schools USD #355 Educator of the Year Award

NOMINATION FORM

I hereby nominate _____________________________________, a teacher in the Ellinwood (fill in name of teacher) Public School System, as a candidate for the Educator of the Year Award. My relationship

to the nominee is that of ______________________________________. (student, parent of student, patron, etc…)

Please state in the space below why you believe the aforementioned teacher is worthy of being nominated as the Ellinwood Public Schools Educator of the Year. Please be as specific as possible. It is imperative that you address one or more of the bulleted criteria listed on the previous page. You may attach additional documentation to this nomination form as appropriate.

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_______________________________ _______________________________ Name Date

Please return this completed form to the Ellinwood Public Schools Central Office no later than March 1st of the awarding year. Nominations received after this date will not be considered.

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