Nominations for best teacher sought
Post-Bulletin, Rochester MN
ST. PAUL — Nominations for state teacher of the year competition are open until Monday.
The 2009 Minnesota Teacher of the Year will be named May 3. The teacher of the year also becomes Minnesota’s candidate for National Teacher of the Year.
Anyone may nominate a teacher, and self-nominations are accepted. The state program has been highly successful nationally; Minnesota ranks second behind California with four national teachers of the year.
Eligible nominees must:
- Teach in a pre-kindergarten-12th grade classroom.
- Hold at least a baccalaureate degree and a teaching license issued by the state of Minnesota.
- Have completed at least three full years of teaching by the nomination deadline.
- Intend to teach the 2009-10 school year.
For more information or to receive a nomination form, call Chris Carlin at (651) 292-4875 or 1-800-652-9073. Simple nomination forms are available at www.educationminnesota.org.