Department of Defense Education Activity

Selection Process

There will be a nomination process in order to determine the Dr. Linda L. Curtis Educator of Promise recipient. Any DoDEA employee can nominate a colleague to be a Dr. Linda L. Curtis Educator of Promise who meets the following criteria:

  1. The teacher being nominated must have less than three years teaching in DoDEA.
  2. The nomination form must have endorsements from both the Principal and District Superintendent.
  3. The nominee should be a teacher who has demonstrated collaboration with stakeholders to ensure equitable learning experiences for all students, as described in Goal 1.1.b. of the DoDEA Blueprint for Continuous Improvement.
  4. The nominee should be a person who serves as a positive ambassador for military-connected schools and the teachers, students, and the families we serve.
  5. The nominee must demonstrate the attributes of teacher leadership as defined by DoDEA’s adopted definition.

Teacher leadership is defined as the process by which teachers, individually or collectively, influence their colleagues, principals, and other members of the school community to improve teaching and learning practices with the aim of increased student learning and achievement.
(York-Barr & Duke, 2004)