Nominees should be exceptionally skillful and dedicated teachers presently teaching in an elementary (K-8) PSD-LCMS classroom. This special honor is intended to be an encouragement to PSD educators to model the ministry of Jesus Christ for colleagues, students, families, and the church.
It is preferred that nominees be LCMS-rostered or roster-eligible, hold a valid teaching credential, and be actively involved in a Lutheran congregation. Nominees should also be full-time educators. 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!