Tricounty News

Deadline near to nominate T.O.Y.

Nominations close Nov. 15; online nominations available

Nominations for Minnesota Teacher of the Year remain open through the end of day Monday, Nov. 15. Again this year, there are simple nomination forms available at The 2011 Minnesota Teacher of the Year will be named on

May 1, 2011. The Teacher of the Year also becomes Minnesota's candidate for National Teacher of the Year.

Anyone may nominate a teacher. Self-nominations are also accepted. The state program has been highly successful nationally Ð Minnesota ranks second behind California with four National Teachers of the Year.

Eligible nominees must:

¥ Teach in a public or nonpublic Pre-K through 12th-grade school.

¥ Hold a baccalaureate degree and a Minnesota teaching license.

¥ Have completed three years of teaching by the nomination deadline, and

¥ Intend to teach during the 2011-2012 school year.

For more information or to receive a nomination form, call Chris Carlin at (651) 292-4875 or (800) 652-9073.

The Minnesota Teacher of the Year Program

Organized and underwritten by Education Minnesota, the program receives support from Education Minnesota ESI, The Harvard Club of Minnesota Foundation, McDonald's Restaurants of Minnesota, The Northland Inn, Pearson Education, The SMARTer Kids Foundation, TruStone Financial and United Educators Credit Union.