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DoDEA Teacher of the Year Announced 2014-15
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The DoDEA Teacher of the Year (ToY) Program brings RECOGNITION to great teachers, students, parents, districts, communities, DoDEA and the profession of teaching.
DoDEA proudly announces the 2014-15 Teacher of the Year as Ms. Sarah Loomis. Ms. Loomis was selected as Kaiserslautern's District Teacher of the Year earlier this spring and serves as an Educational Technologist at Kaiserslautern Elementary School. She was selected from the 14 District Teachers of the Year. .
Ms. Loomis is known to be a strong collaborator and understands that the teacher's role is to prepare students for the world beyond the classroom. Her peers say that her energy, zest for life, and her dedication are electrifying. During her virtual teacher of the year interview she passionately expressed that it is not about her; it is about the students, teachers, parents and community who she serves. She has been a shining light in her district's transformation toward a true 21st Century learning environment ensuring that technology is seamlessly integrated so that students have opportunities to explore and discover during their learning process.
The Teacher of the Year selection process began at the nomination phase in fall 2013, progressed to district selections and concluded internally with the DoDEA wide Teacher of the Year selection. Ms. Loomis along with all District Teachers of the Year completed an application, which included education history, professional development experience, leadership roles assumed in the school, teaching practices and a teaching video.
Ms. Loomis will enter into The National Teacher of the Year program sponsored by the Council of Chief State Schools Officers (CCSSO) and will be among 56 other participants for the prestigious honor.
We congratulate Ms. Loomis and all of our 14 District Teachers of the Year for their commitment to their school communities. We celebrate with Ms. Loomis on this wonderful recognition.
The mission of the Teacher of the Year Program is to recognize and honor exemplary pre-kindergarten through grade 12 teachers. If you have any questions about the Teacher of the Year Program, please contact the HQ Point of Contact (Ms. Ione Swenson)
(Listed in alphabetical order by last name)
|Daisy Alegre-Cruz||Isles||Career Practicum, Advanced Placement Psychology, and AVID||Lakenheath HS|
|Katie Biggs||Korea||Kindergarten Teacher||Seoul American ES|
|Lota Bryans||SC/Ft. Stewart/Cuba||Reading Instructional Support Teacher (3rd- 6th grades)||Patrick L. Kessler ES|
|Lynn Irwin||GA/AL||1st Grade Teacher||Ft. Rucker PS|
|Sarah Loomis||Kaiserslautern||Educational Technologist||Kaiserslautern ES|
|Jessica McKelvey||KY||3rd Grade Teacher||Pierce ES|
|Sarah McKinney||Okinawa||English and Literature Teacher||Kadena HS|
|Kelly Melvin||NC-Fort Bragg||Physical Education/Health Teacher||Albritton MS|
|Kristina Munoz||Mediterranean||3rd Grade Teacher||Aviano ES|
|Donna Rhodes||Guam||1st Grade Teacher||Andersen ES|
|Jeff Sparling||Japan||3rd Grade Teacher||The Sullivans School|
|Louise Thompson||Bavaria||1st/2nd Grade Multiage STEAM Teacher||Ansbach ES|
|Maryellen Tissandier||NC-Camp Lejeune||4th Grade Teacher||Tarawa Terrace ES|
|Tricia Willis||NY/VA/PR||6th- 8th Grade Science/Health Teacher||West Point MS|
DoDEA has been invited by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) to participate int he school year 2015-16 National Teacher of the Year (ToY) Program.
October 31, 2014: The 2016 nomination process will begin. Closes December 5,2014.
December 12, 2014: Schools invite nominated teachers to complete District application.
January 23, 2015: Applications for District Teacher of the Year due at DSO.
February 27, 2015: District Teacher of the Year selected by District panel.
March 13, 2015: Application package of District Teacher of the Year, including photo and uploaded video due to Area Office for review and revisions.
April 10, 2015: Application package of District Teacher of the Year (with final revisions) due to Headquarters.