Nominations

    Students, parents, colleagues, and community members are encouraged to nominate a teacher who truly reflects the best of the teaching profession.

    Eligibility

    Nominations are welcome for any Wicomico County teacher; all nominees will be recognized at the school level. To be eligible for additional recognition through the Wicomico Teacher of the Year Program, teachers must be Wicomico County certified teachers who have been granted tenured status by the Wicomico County Board of Education, have taught for five full years, and have plans to continue to teach in Wicomico County through the 2017-2018 school year.

    Qualifications

    Teachers nominated for recognition as Teacher of the Year should exemplify those traits associated with master teachers. They should be skillful and dedicated teachers who plan to continue their teaching careers. A demonstration of competencies in the professional area(s) assigned and evidence of successful professional experiences are basic criteria in determining the qualifications of an individual to be nominated. The nominees should be persons who demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, openly and positively with other teachers, administrators, students, parents and the community. In addition, they should demonstrate a positive attitude toward their professional responsibilities and support the county and school policies and procedures.

    Timetable

    All nomination forms must be submitted to the teacher’s principal by the close of school on Monday, December 12. Interviews of the Semi-finalists. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . February 21-23 Wicomico Teacher of the Year Banquet & Announcement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 23 MSDE Gala & State Announcement. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . October 2017

    Awards

    All qualified nominees for 2017-2018 Wicomico Teacher of the Year will be recognized on March 23, 2107. The finalists and Teacher of the Year will be announced at the banquet. Our recipient will then proceed to the Maryland Teacher of the Year competition.

    Questions

    Please contact Laura Bounds at 410-677-5287 or lbounds@wcboe.org
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