Autauga County Teacher of the Year Presented by the Autauga Education Foundation and the Autauga County Education Association.

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Do you know a classroom teacher or educational services professional who is dedicated, inspiring, and making a difference? If so, please take the time to nominate this person for the Autauga County Teacher of the Year Program.

PURPOSE
The Autauga County Teacher of the Year Program seeks annually to honor and recognize excellence in the teaching profession by identifying outstanding Autauga County classroom teachers at a local level.

DUTIES
The Autauga County Teacher of the Year serves as an ambassador for the Autauga County School System, their school, and their profession.

ELIGIBILITY
The Autauga County Teacher of the Year Program is open to any Autauga County District School System certified classroom teacher, librarian, counselor, or other certified individual whose major responsibility is to work with children in a K-12 setting and provide learning opportunities to meet the academic goals and graduation requirements set by the Alabama State Board of Education. Individuals may be nominated by the faculty at their individual school or be self-nominated and must serve in a capacity for which they hold proper certification.

ADMINISTRATION
The program is administered by the Autauga Education Foundation in partnership with the Autauga County Education Association.

THE SELECTION PROCESS
The Teacher of the Year Program is the county’s most prestigious award for teachers. Nominees will be grouped accordingly as either, an elementary teacher (K-6) and a secondary teacher (7-12) and must be full-time.

A nominee from each of the campuses within the Autauga County School System will be selected by the selection committee and will serve as the school-level Teacher of the year and act as a teacher ambassador for their school. These individuals will move forward in the process for District selection. (1) Elementary teacher and (1) Secondary teacher of these local winners will be named the Autauga County Teacher of the Year by the final selection panel and have the opportunity to compete for the title of Alabama State Teacher of the Year.

The selection committee is appointed by the program administrators and will select from all nominees the school-level, as well as district school system elementary and secondary Teacher of the Year winner(s).

Each school within the Autauga County School System will have (1) school-level Teacher of the Year winner, with the exception of the two K-12 campuses, which will have (2) school-level winners to represent the elementary and secondary grades. There will be a total of 16 school-level Teacher of the Year winners selected for Autauga County.

Once the 16 school-level winners have been selected, the committee will select from the finalists the Autauga County Teacher of the Year winner(s). One will be an elementary teacher and one will be a secondary teacher.

TIMELINE FOR SELECTION
September 10, 2018 Online Application opens

October 10, 2018 Online Application closes
October 15-26, 2018 School-Level Teacher of the Year Selection
December 13, 2018 District-Level Teacher(s) of the Year Selection and Reception

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS
• Provide all information requested in the application from and follow directions.
• Carefully check applications for neatness, legibility, as well as, typographical, grammatical, and spelling errors. Judges really take note of such errors!
• No materials will be returned to nominees.
• DEADLINE: All school-level nominees must be submitted via the Autauga Education Foundation website (www.autaugaef.org) by October 10, 2018 at Midnight. Late applications will not be considered. NO EXCEPTIONS.

DOCUMENTS NEEDED TO COMPLETE APPLICATION
• General Information/Application Form
• Resume`

Categories are as follows:
• Education
• Certifications
• Experience
• Leadership
• Awards and Other Recognition
• Professional Biography
• Response Questions
• Letters of Recommendation/Support*

*These will need to be emailed to amy@autaugaef.org by October 8, 2018 at Midnight.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
The Autauga County Teacher of the Year Program is administered by the Autauga Education Foundation
in partnership with the Autauga County Education Association.

For more information, contact:

Amy Capps, Executive Director
Autauga Education Foundation
131 N. Court Street
Prattville, AL 36067
334-312-7047
amy@autaugaef.org

or

Allison B. King, UniServ Director, District 18
Autauga, Chilton, Elmore, Tallassee
Alabama Education Association
P.O. Box 680221
Prattville, AL 36068
(334) 358-9616 office  (334) 324-3155 cell
allison.king@alaedu.org