ST. PAUL — Minnesotans have the chance to to nominate an educator who they feel motivates and inspires students for Minnesota Teacher of the Year.
The nomination period is open from Oct. 1 through Nov. 15. Nominations can be submitted at educationminnesota.org/news/awards/teacher-of-the-year/nomination-form.
The 2021 Minnesota Teacher of the Year will be named at a ceremony on May 2 at St. Paul RiverCentre. The winner will also be up for National Teacher of the Year.
The criteria for eligible nominees is as follows:
- Teach in a public or nonpublic pre-kindergarten through 12th grade school, or in an Adult Basic Education or ECFE program, working directly with students at least 50% of the time.
- Hold a bachelor’s degree and a Minnesota teaching license.
- Have completed five years of teaching by the nomination deadline.
- Intend to teach during the 2021-22 school year.
Anyone may nominate a teacher. Self-nominations are also accepted.
For more information or to receive a nomination form, contact Ashley Behrens at firstname.lastname@example.org.