REQUIREMENTS:1. Teachers must have completed a minimum of 25 years of teaching, by the time that they receive the award.2. Not all 25 years of teaching service need be completed in Minnesota.3. The teacher must have been a member of MTEEA for at least 5 of the 25 years. The years of MTEEA membership do not have to be consecutive.4. The teacher must be a current member of MTEEA.
SCHEDULE:1. Individuals or area affiliates may submit names of instructors who meet the requirements.2. Forms can be submitted to the Awards Chairperson anytime from October 15th through May 15th.3. The Awards Chairperson must receive the completed 25-year Distinguished Service Award form and a digital photograph by May 15th to be considered.4. The Awards Chairperson will verify the information and notify the nominee about their status by June 1st.5. The Awards Chairperson will notify the recipient about their award and about attending the Awards Banquet by September 5th.6. The award(s) will be presented to recipients at the Annual MTEEA Fall Conference. The recipients will receive up to two tickets for the Awards Banquet if they attend. Additional tickets are available from the Registration Chairperson.