KPSF Teacher of the Year
Kerrville Public School Foundation: KISD Elementary and Secondary Teacher of the Year Program 2017-2018
Nominees must submit the following to the KPSF office
A. A nomination form containing the signatures of a colleague and the nominee's campus principal by Friday, January 26, 2018, 4:00 p.m.

B. One copy of a ten-minute video of classroom teaching filmed solely by a KPSF representative by Friday, March 9, 2018, 4:00 p.m. This video, which may be used only one time, may not be edited or in any way enhanced. The teaching activity is to be a consecutive ten-minute span of time. You will be contacted just as soon as possible to schedule a video time that works for both parties.

C. IMPORTANT: There will be no hard-copy portfolios. All required information for an electronic portfolio should be completed and submitted below. This form must be completed and submitted in one online session. Since you will not be able to save your work and return to it at a later time, we recommend that you work in a Word document; then, copy and paste your answers into this form.

D. The electronic portfolio must contain the items requested below and is to be submitted by Friday, March 9, 2018, 4:00 p.m.


Basic Data Sheet
Kerrville Public School Foundation KISD Elementary and Secondary Teacher of the Year Program 2017-2018
Name of Nominee *
Your answer
Home Phone Number *
Your answer
Cell Phone Number *
Your answer
Home Address *
Include street address, city, state, and zip code
Your answer
Email Address *
Your answer
School Campus Name *
Your answer
Grade Level *
Your answer
Subject(s) *
Your answer
Years in Present Position *
Your answer
Total Years of Experience *
Your answer
Name of Campus Principal *
Your answer
Professional Biography *
What are the background, people, and events that persuaded you to become a teacher? Relate the story of your educational career. Describe your most significant contributions and accomplishments in education.
Your answer
Professional Statements *
State your philosophy of teaching. Describe your personal beliefs about teaching, how students learn, and instructional practices used. How are your beliefs about teaching demonstrated in your personal teaching style? Describe the rewards you find in teaching.
Your answer
Educational History and Professional Development Activities 1 *
Beginning with the most recent, list colleges/universities attended, including post-graduate studies. Indicate degrees earned and dates of attendance.
Your answer
Educational History and Professional Development Activities 2 *
Beginning with the most recent, list teaching employment history, indicating time period, grade level, and subject area.
Your answer
Educational History and Professional Development Activities 3 *
Beginning with most recent, list professional association memberships, including information regarding offices held and other relevant activities.
Your answer
Educational History and Professional Development Activities 4 *
Beginning with the most recent, please list staff or personal development activities attended either in person or online. Do not list training attended during the contracted workday or required district-wide staff development day. List only those activities that go above and beyond the requirement and were voluntary for self-growth. For example, books read, day conferences, online development through blogs, conferences, webinars, websites, courses or social media training.
Your answer
Educational History and Professional Development Activities 5 *
Beginning with the most recent, list awards, publications, and other recognition of your teaching.
Your answer
Community Involvement *
Describe your commitment to your community through service-oriented activities, including volunteer work, civic, and other activities.
Your answer
Letters of Endorsement *
Include below names and email addresses of the people writing the letters of endorsement. If you were a applicant in a previous year, please submit current letters of endorsement. The letter should be emailed directly to kpsf@windstream.net. Include ONLY three (3) letters supporting your nomination. The letters should be from a superintendent, principal, colleague, parent, administrator, student, or former student (one only from each category).
Your answer
Interview
Finalists must participate in a personal interview with the KPSF Teacher of the Year committee. The nominee's portfolio, educational issues and trends, etc., will be discussed.
State of Texas Teacher of the Year
KISD will submit all recipients of the KPSF Teacher of the Year to the State of Texas Teacher of the Year program. This is a requirement.
Questions/Concerns
If you have any questions specifically about completing this form, please contact Evelyn Nelson at 830-257-9282 for assistance. Please allow an appropriate time frame to communicate with Evelyn so that you meet the required submission date/time deadline listed.
Signature of Nominee (typed acceptable) *
Your answer
Date *
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