Mt. Diablo Unified School District is pleased to announce that we are now accepting nominations for the 2013-2014 California Teacher of the Year Program. Mt. Diablo is seeking nominations of pre-kindergarten through grade 12 teachers, including adult education teachers if they are providing instruction in the same curriculum as those who teach in elementary or secondary grades. Teachers who have some administrative responsibilities are also eligible; however, teaching must be their primary responsibility.
In 1972, California began recognizing outstanding teachers. The program pays tribute to California's teaching force, the complexity of challenges that confront our schools, and the need to promote collaboration and teamwork to meet those challenges. The California Teacher of the Year Program highlights educational innovation, student learning, and the rewards of teaching.
The overall purpose of the California Teachers of the Year Program is to honor the profession chosen by 300,000 persons in the state and to heighten the interest in teaching as a career. The program affords the opportunity to bring attention to teachers who successfully employ strategies to increase academic success and narrow the achievement gap with a range of diverse students.
The California Teacher of the Year Program actively encourages applicants that fully represent the diverse ethnic and cultural composition of our state’s teaching force, as well as of its varied geographical settings. Teachers are eligible to go on to county, state, and national competition. The program seeks teachers with exemplary personal growth, commitment, personal attitude, and professional skills.
Please return Teacher of the Year Nomination Form to:
Mt. Diablo Unified School District
Student Achievement and School Support Office
ATTN: Lorie O’Brien, Assistant Director Categoricals and School Support
1936 Carlotta Drive
Concord, CA 94519
Nomination forms may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to Ms. O’Brien’s attention at (925) 689-0597.
All nominations must be received in the Student Achievement and School Support Office no later than February 22, 2013.