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2003 MAINE TEACHER OF THE YEAR CALENDAR

 

(All dates are in 2002)

 

 

February 13                 Nomination forms must be postmarked

 

March 13                     Dinner for all Nominees, Augusta

 

March 14                     State House Hall of Flags Ceremony: Governor King and Commissioner Albanese honor nominees; nominees invited to display students’ work

 

March 15                     Letters mailed out to nominees announcing Regional Finalists

 

April – May                  Site visits to Regional Finalists’ schools; representatives from the T.O.Y. Committee observe the teacher in class, interview students, parents, and colleagues; MPBN TV camera and interviewer also present

 

May – July                   Regional finalists work on professional portfolios

 

July 17                         Portfolio and oral presentations, Augusta; Regional Finalists present their professional portfolios and give an informal talk before a review panel; portfolios are scored by former Regional Finalists; four State Finalists are selected

 

August 7                          State Finalists’ interviews with former Teachers of the Year, Augusta

 

September                    Announcement of the 2003 Maine Teacher of the Year

                                   

October 22                  Maine Teacher of the Year Banquet

(Tentative)

                                                           

November 23               Maine Distinguished Educators Forum

(Tentative)

 

 

                                               


Nomination Form          2003 MAINE TEACHER OF THE YEAR

 

NOMINEE: ________________________________________________________

 

SOCIAL SECURITY NO. _____________________________________________

 

HOME ADDRESS: __________________________________________________

 

EMAIL: ___________________________________________________________

 

HOME PHONE NUMBER: ___________________________________________

 

GRADE/LEVEL TAUGHT ______ UNGRADED: _______ SUBJECT(S): _______

 

NAME AND ADDRESS OF SCHOOL:

                                      _____________________________________________

                                      _____________________________________________

                                      _____________________________________________

 

SCHOOL PHONE NUMBER: ____________________FAX__________________

 

NAME OF PRINCIPAL: ______________________________________________

 

PRINCIPAL'S SIGNATURE: ___________________________________________

 

PRINCIPAL’S EMAIL: _______________________________________________

 

NAME & ADDRESS OF SUPERINTENDENT:

                                      _____________________________________________

                                      _____________________________________________

                                      _____________________________________________

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S PHONE NUMBER: _______________________________

 

SUPERINTENDENT'S SIGNATURE: ___________________________________

 

Deadline for Return: Postmarked or hand delivered by Wednesday, February 13, 2002

           

Mail to:           Teacher of the Year Program

                                    Attention:  David Cadigan

                                    Maine Department of Education

                                    23 State House Station

                                    Augusta, ME 04333-0023

 


 

NOMINATION RATIONALE

(To be completed by the school district or Nominating Committee—please limit your responses to one double‑spaced page for each of the five questions.  Please use any simple font no smaller than 11 points. )

 

1.                  1.                  Why is this teacher outstanding in the classroom?

 

2.                  2.                  In what unique and creative projects has this teacher been involved?

 

3.                  3.                  What has been this teacher's influence on students?

 

4.                  4.                  To what extent has this teacher demonstrated leadership?

 

5.                  5.                  Describe this teacher's relationship with his/her colleagues.

 

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OVER!

 

 

 


 

 

 

Maine Teacher of the Year Nomination Form

 

 Nominee’s School

Degree

Major/Minor

Date(s) Attended

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Education and/or Special Training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Include the current year in calculating the following information:

Years Teaching: __________                                 Years Teaching in Maine: __________

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

 

Dates                                      School/Location                                            Position

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: In addition to the above information, please include a copy of your resume.  

 

I give my permission for any relevant materials of the above nominee to be shared with persons interested in promoting the State or National Teacher of the Year program. I also understand that if chosen to serve as Maine Teacher of the Year I will continue as a classroom teacher in Maine for the academic year 2001-2002. In addition, I certify that the above information is accurate and true.

 

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Signature of Nominee


 

NOMINEE’S POSITION PAPER

 

The nominee should respond to the following question and limit the response to two double‑spaced pages.  Please do not use a font size less than 11 points. 

 

"WHY SHOULD I BE CHOSEN AS MAINE'S 2003 TEACHER OF THE YEAR?"

 

In your response please address the following areas, labeling each section:

·        ·        Unique aspects of my teaching

·        ·        Strengths as a professional

·        ·        Professional interests

 

Be sure to include this as part of your nomination package.

 

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

 

The scoring committee will review up to four supporting letters of recommendation.  We suggest one from a colleague, one from a parent, one from a student, if age appropriate, and one from an administrator.  Please enclose these with the nomination package.

 

·        ·      Please do not send any other materials with your nomination.

·        ·      Please do not staple your nomination papers or put them in binder.  We will need to make copies of them.

·        ·     Faxed forms will not be accepted.

 

For additional information contact:                                                                                                        

David Cadigan

Department of Education

#23 SHS

Augusta ME 04333

Voicemail: 624-6636

Fax: 624-6841

Email:  david.cadigan@state.me.us