District Teacher of the Year
Each year, teachers from across Rhode Island represent their individual LEAs as District Teachers of the Year.
Each District Teacher of the Year (DTOY) has the opportunity to take part in WaterFire: A Salute to Rhode Island Educators, to participate in leadership professional development, to collaborate with DTOYs from across the state, and to apply to represent all Rhode Island educators as the 2016 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year. In 2014-2015, Rhode Island had 31 District Teachers of the Year.
Deadline Friday, May 26, 2017
2017-18 District Teacher of the Year Profile Sheet [PDF, 245 KB]
If you have any questions regarding the District Teacher of the Year program, please contact Mary Keenan, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-222-8497.
History of the Award
The Teacher of the Year Award Program was initiated in 1952 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to bring recognition to the importance of teachers as nurturers of the "American Dream." His intention to honor all teachers by the selection of a representative teacher from each state would find completion in the yearly choice of a National Teacher of the Year. Through an organized and varied selection process involving classroom teachers, school administrators, state officials, students, parents, and business representatives, each state and U. S. Protectorate nominates its own Teacher of the Year.
District Teachers of the Year Blog
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