The Teacher of the Year program is designed to honor and recognize excellent teachers working in the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD). This is a unique opportunity to provide well-deserved recognition for the whole teaching profession, as well as for the distinguished teachers that are nominated. Parents, students, staff, and community members have the opportunity to nominate any pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade teacher. A selection committee consisting of teachers, administrators, a school board member, and a community member will determine the AUSD Teacher of the Year for 2012-13. The AUSD Teacher of the Year will be formally recognized by the Board of Education in May of 2013. The selected teacher will be honored by the Alameda County Office of Education in the fall of 2013 and becomes eligible for the Alameda County Teacher of the Year Award and the State Teacher of the Year Award.
The Teacher of the Year Nominee must:
- Have teaching as the primary responsibility
- Teach in a pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade environment or a teacher of adults who provide instruction in the same curriculum as those who teach in elementary or secondary grades
- Have a minimum of 8 years teaching experience
- Possess a valid, clear professional credential
- MeetsNo Child Left Behind (NCLB) compliancy requirements
- Demonstrate knowledge and evidence of the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP) in their practice:
- Engage and Support All Students in Learning (CSTP 1)
- Create and Maintain Effective Environments for Student Learning (CSTP 2)
- Understand and Organize Subject Matter for Student Learning (CSTP 3)
- Plan Instruction and Design Learning Experiences for All Students (CSTP 4)
- Assess Student Learning (CSTP 5)
- Develop as a Professional Educator (CSTP 6)
Please submit the completed nomination form to the Nominee’s Principal by
3:00 PM, Friday, February 8, 2013.