Nominees should be exceptionally skillful and dedicated early childhood educators presently administrating and/or teaching in a PSD-LCMS preschool. This special honor is intended to be an encouragement to PSD early childhood educators to model the ministry of Jesus Christ for colleagues, students, families, and the church.
It is preferred that nominees possess a minimum of 24 EC units or an AA in the field, and be actively involved in a Lutheran congregation. The most important qualifications are a superior ability to inspire the love of learning in students of all backgrounds and abilities, as well as modeling the Christian faith for students, parents, co-workers, and the community.
Those nominated and/or selected as finalists in years past may certainly be nominated again. However, if the nominee has been previously selected as the award recipient, the committee will not be able to consider him/her.
Nominations must be received on or before August 31, 2018, so that the selection committee can review each nomination and gather additional information as needed. Thank you!