DoDEA Teacher of the Year Announced 2014-15
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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 opportunties 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|
Ms. Sarah Loomis will serve as the DoDEA Teacher of the Year. She was selected from the 14 District Teachers of the Year.
The District Teachers of the Year have been announced. They will serve as representatives in their districts in the 2014-15 school year.
April 2014: 2014-15 National ToY Application due to DoDEA Headquarters via Blackboard
May 2014: 2014-15 DoDEA ToY announced
September 2014: 2015-16 DoDEA ToY program nomination window opens
October 2014: 2014-15 DoDEA ToY applies for National Teacher of the Year program sponsored by Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
April 2015: CCSSO Announces 2014-15 National Teacher of the Year