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New Hampshire Teacher of the Year

Award to a New Hampshire PreK-12 Teacher for
Outstanding Contributions to the Teaching Profession

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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New Hampshire Department of Education (NHDOE)

Deadline Date:

02/14/20

Description:

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Award to a New Hampshire PreK-12 teacher to recognize outstanding contributions to classroom learning and the teaching profession. The purpose of the program is to choose an educational professional who represents the teaching profession and can speak for and energize fellow teachers. Candidates for this award should be exceptionally knowledgeable, skilled and dedicated, demonstrate leadership, and intend to continue in the teaching profession.

A Teacher of the Year candidate should be an exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable, and skilled classroom teacher from any state-approved or accredited school, pre-kindergarten through grade twelve, who is certified in the State of NH, demonstrates leadership and intends to continue in the teaching profession. The purpose of the program is to select a teacher who is capable of speaking for and energizing the teaching profession, and representing the positive contributions of all teachers statewide. Selecting a Teacher of the Year is an exceptional way to celebrate the many outstanding and dedicated people teaching in New Hampshire schools.

The Teacher of the Year Program provides teachers with one of a kind professional learning opportunities and a network of partners that will advance their personal careers and the teaching profession as a whole

Teaching and Learning:

Elevate the teaching profession by recognizing, celebrating, and providing unique and innovative learning experiences for highly accomplished teachers.

  1. Curate authentic learning experiences for teachers to build upon and advance their teaching craft.
  2. Offer opportunities for teacher-driven reflection and collaboration with colleagues to enhance their teaching practice.

Communications and Advocacy: 

Amplify teacher voice to advance student learning and champion student success.

  1. Engage teachers in developing personal narratives that communicate the complex realities of the classroom.
  2. Develop teachers’ skills to communicate and advocate with various audiences to affect change.

Education Policy and Leadership:

Expose teachers to relevant policy topics and develop the context for teacher leadership.

  1. Engage teachers in developing their own understanding and positions on education policy.
  2. Create opportunities for teachers to collaborate with external organizations and policymakers on policy and advocacy issues.
  3. Enhance teacher leadership abilities and identifying ongoing opportunities to lead at the school, district, state, national, and international levels


GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179333

Number of Grants:

1

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

A Teacher of the Year candidate should be an exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable, and skilled classroom teacher from any state-approved or accredited school, pre-kindergarten through grade twelve, who is certified in the State of NH, demonstrates leadership, and intends to continue in the teaching profession.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
-February 14: Nominations due to the NH Department of Education
-March 31: Nomination applications due to Department of Education
-Week of May 4: Ceremony for all Nominees (nominees invited to display their students' and/or their work)
-Mid-May: Letters mailed out to nominees announcing the semi-finalists
-May/June: Oral Presentations of Finalists
-June: Finalists selected
-Early September: Site visits to finalists' schools; representatives from the Teacher of the Year Committee observe the teacher in class, interview the teacher, colleagues, students, parents and supervisors. Teacher of the Year Application Due.
-September: Applications reviewed
-September/October: Announcement of 2021 NH Teacher of the Year

The nomination should be made early enough to ensure that the nominated teacher is given enough time to thoroughly prepare an application that reflects exemplary teaching prior to the application deadline.

Timeline:
https://www.education.nh.gov/recognition/toy_timeline.htm

NH Teacher of the Year Program:
https://www.education.nh.gov/recognition/toy_program.htm

NH Teacher of the Year Process:
https://www.education.nh.gov/recognition/toy_process.htm

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Mail application to:
NH Teacher of the Year Coordinator
Attention: Lori Kincaid
New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301

Applicants may email the application to:
Lori Kincaid, Teacher of the Year Coordinator
lori.kincaid@doe.nh.gov

New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-6646

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