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SCOE Teacher of the Year 2004 Nominations Now Being Accepted

SCOE Non-Management Certificated Staff Invited to Apply


Nominations for Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) Teacher of the Year 2004 are now available. Nominations will be accepted March 24–May 8, 2003. The individual selected will represent SCOE in the Sacramento County Teachers of the Year 2004 Program.

Who may be nominated?

Any non-management certificated employee of SCOE who works in a student instruction program is eligible for nomination.

Who may submit a nomination?

Any person—teacher, colleague, parent, student, district employee, or community member—may submit a nomination. Self-nominations will also be accepted.

What does it mean to be a Teacher of the Year?

SCOE's Teacher of the Year represents SCOE educators in the annual Sacramento County Teachers of the Year Program. Serving in that program as SCOE's representative means completing an application packet (due in late August), participating in an oral interview (first week of September), and being present at various recognition events throughout the 2003-2004 school year. As in previous years, SCOE's Public Information Office will be available to assist the person chosen as SCOE's Teacher of the Year with preparing the formal application packet which includes a biographical statement, a resume and essay answers to key questions. Persons nominated as SCOE Teacher of the Year 2004 must agree to participate fully in the Teacher of the Year Program and submit a completed nomination form to SCOE Administration by 5 pm on Thursday, May 8, 2003.

Two Teachers of the Year from Sacramento County school districts and SCOE are selected as California Teacher of the Year candidates.

Where can nomination forms be obtained?

A nomination form and instruction memo were sent to all SCOE employees at the end of March. You may also call SCOE Public Information (916) 228-2417 if you would like a copy sent to you via interoffice mail or email.

When are nominations due?

Completed nomination forms must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, in SCOE Administration (9738 Lincoln Village Drive, FAX: (916) 228-2403). If you are FAXing a nomination, please notify the Public Information Office at (916) 228-2417 prior to sending the FAX. The front page of the nomination should be completed by the individual making the nomination; subsequent pages of the nomination must be completed by the nominee. When nominating someone, please allow sufficient time for that person to complete the nomination form before the May 8th deadline.

Who selects SCOE's Teacher of the Year?

An interview panel comprised of SCOE certificated staff is convened each year by the SCOETA (Sacramento County Office of Education Teachers Association) president. Panelists conduct interviews with the nominees on May 19-30 and make recommendations to the County Superintendent of Schools by the end of the month.

When is SCOE's Teacher of the Year announced?

The Superintendent traditionally announces SCOE's Teacher of the Year selection at a County Board of Education meeting in June. SCOE's new Teacher of the Year is formally introduced during the Employee Recognition Day program in August. At the countywide Teachers of the Year Recognition Banquet (Wednesday, September 10, 2003, at the Sacramento Hilton), Teachers of the Year are honored and the names of the two Sacramento County Teachers of the Year are announced.

Still have questions?

Please call (916) 228-2416 or (916) 566-2022 if you have questions about the selection process.