Criteria: The nominee must:1) Be a member of GAGC2) Be a gifted program teacher for at least two years3) Be presently teaching, at least half time, in a gifted program in Georgia4) Not be a previous GAGC winner of this award5) If selected, agree to present at the next annual GAGC convention
Procedure: The nomination packet must include:1) Completed nomination form 2) A two page summary to include statements addressing all of these areas: a. Demonstrated commitment to teaching gifted students b. Service as an advocate for gifted education c. Service to GAGC and/or other relevant professional organizations (list positions, years of service, and contributions) d. Evidence of leadership within the school and the district3) Two additional letters of support. Each should deal with teaching strengths of the nominee and should include length of time and circumstances in which the writer has known the nominee. Letters may be from the nominator or a teaching colleague, the supervising principal or designated administrator, a student or former student, a parent of a student or former student.
Recognition: The award recipient will be recognized at the annual GAGC convention. He or she will receive a complimentary registration to this year’s convention, a plaque presented at the convention, and a certificate of recognition from the GAGC President. The GAGC TOTY will also receive registration fee & lodging up to $1000 to one Professional Learning Opportunity of his/her choice and one time reimbursement fee up to $500 for travel expenses for a total of $1500.00.
Nominations shall be completed online and submitted by December 15, 2017. Additional supporting documentation should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 15, 2017.