Nominations for Educator of the Year, Rising Stars, and Administrator of the Year
NOMINATION CRITERIA:
- Only current Springfield Public School District 186 teachers and/or administrators may be nominated.
- Except for a previous Educator/Administrator of the Year recipient, teachers and administrators may be re-nominated every year.
- Members from the education profession and the community-at-large will comprise the selection committee.
- The decision of the selection committee is final.

EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AND RISING STAR CRITERIA:
- Educator of the Year nominees must have been teaching in the District for FIVE (5) years or more.
- Rising Star nominees must have been teaching in the District for FOUR (4) years or less.
- Nominees will be judged on exemplary teaching techniques, professionalism, and commitment to the success of all students.
- Primary consideration will be given to evidence that the teacher has strong relationships with students, peers and families, and those who exert positive influence on students, inspiring them to learn.

The Educator of the Year will receive a $1,000 cash prize and a crystal owl award. Finalists will be honored with a $250 cash prize and a crystal apple award.

Up to three Rising Stars will be honored. Each Rising Star will receive a $250 cash prize along with a plaque.

ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR CRITERIA:
- Administrator of the Year nominees must occupy a Type 75 position and/or must oversee and manage staff in a school, department or program, AND must have at least TWO (2) years of administrative experience.
- Nominees will be judged on exemplary leadership, professionalism and commitment to student achievement.
- Primary consideration will be given to evidence that: the administrator has a positive impact on staff, students, peers and families; leads by example; and makes a significant contribution to the district, school or departmental organizational culture and effectiveness.

The Administrator of the Year will receive a $500 cash prize and a plaque. Two finalists will be honored with a $250 cash prize.

All awards will be presented at a luncheon in May.

FILLING OUT THE NOMINATION FORM:

We recommend that you have all information ready before beginning the nomination form, as you won't be able to save it or go back. You may want to start a document of your own that you can save and copy and paste into the form. Here is the information you will need to provide:

Nominee's name, school, subject(s) and grade(s) taught, years of service in District 186

Principal's name and e-mail address

Narrative of why the nominee should be considered

At least one (1) Letter of Recommendation from someone other than the person submitting the nomination. These can be copied and pasted into the online form, or submitted separately via e-mail to bhankins@sps186.org. If you are submitting separately, please indicate in the form that you are doing so. Nominations CANNOT be considered without at least one supporting letter.

If you have questions about filling out this nomination form, please call 525-3024 or e-mail bhankins@sps186.org.

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