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Nominations are Open for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) District Teacher of the Year Program

TOY 2020 Nominations

For Immediate Release — October 31, 2018 | HQ
: Professional Development Branch, ISS | (571) 372- 5838
: Public Affairs Officer | (571) 372-0604

ALEXANDRIA, VA — October 31, 2018 — ALEXANDRIA, VA — Nominations for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) District Teacher of the Year are now open until Nov.16.

The DoDEA Teacher of the Year Program recognizes and honors exemplary Pre-K through high school teachers. The DoDEA Teacher of the Year program purpose is to recognize and promote excellence in teaching, leading, and learning.

The process begins at the nomination level, where peers, administrators, parents, students or community members, may nominate outstanding teachers. Each District Teacher of the Year is selected by a district panel using specified criteria to review District teacher of the Year applications. Eight teachers may be named District Teacher of the Year. Each District Teacher of the Year is invited to apply for the DoDEA Teacher of the Year.

“The DoDEA Teacher of the Year program gives us an opportunity to recognize and celebrate our best teachers,” said Dr. Linda Curtis, DoDEA Principal Deputy Director and Associate Director of Academics. “It is also a way to grow our teacher leaders and encourage collaboration throughout our system.”

To nominate an outstanding teacher, visit this page, download the nomination form and send it respectively district points of contact.

DoDEA plans, directs, coordinates, and manages pre-kindergarten through 12th grade education programs for school-age children of Department of Defense personnel who would otherwise not have access to high-quality public education. DoDEA schools are located in Europe, the Pacific, Western Asia, the Middle East, Cuba, the United States, Guam, and Puerto Rico. DoDEA also provides support and resources to Local Educational Agencies throughout the United States that serve children of military families.


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