Governor’s Award for Outstanding

Educator of the Year


The New Jersey Department of Education is pleased to announce the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Educator of the Year.  This new celebratory program integrates the Teacher of the Year with the Governor’s Teacher/Educational Services Professional Recognition Program to continue to recognize our state’s best teachers AND educational services professionals.

 

Please find attached an Educator of the Year nomination form AND an Educational Services Professional nomination form for the 2017-2018 Governor’s Award Recognition Program.

 

The Educator Recognition Program (formally the Teacher of the Year) was developed in 1985 for the purpose of acknowledging teachers who exhibit outstanding performance. The premise of recognizing teachers is based on the following:

 

1. the success of our public schools are due to the quality and dedication of their teaching staff


2. recognizing excellence will encourage teachers to strive for excellence

 

3. by giving the teaching profession the stature and recognition it deserves, more capable people will be attracted to the profession

 

4. like other professions, outstanding performance should be acknowledged

 

Since the spring of 1996, most of the county superintendents’ offices have collaboratively planned county teacher recognition programs with district administrators. In order to use common criteria and forms for the selection of teachers, the guidelines noted on the nomination form are recommended. For the purposes of this program, teachers are those whose primary responsibility is classroom instruction. Nominee does not have to be your current teacher.  Please see criteria as guidelines have changed.

 

Listed below are the names of our colleagues who previously received recognition for their outstanding teaching efforts.

 

Gretna Wilkinson         2016 - 2017*

Claudia O’Connor       2015 - 2016*

Krishna Kanuga           2014 - 2015*

John DeBarberie          2013 - 2014*  

Amanda Galante          2012 - 2013*

 

 

(*These recent recipients are ineligible)

 

Forms may also be emailed to: rclay@rbrhs.org

 


Recommended Guidelines for Nomination of

Educator of the Year


 

 

Nominations should be based on the following criteria:

 

  • be a licensed classroom teacher in a public or charter school
  • have teaching as the primary responsibility rather than administrative or supervisory
  • be a dedicated and skilled teacher leader who is planning to actively continue his/her teaching career for at least five (5) more years
  • inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn
  • activity collaborates with colleagues, students, and families to create a strong culture of respect and success
  • demonstrate leadership in educational activities at the school, district, and/or state and national level that take place either within or outside of the school setting
  • demonstrate strong ability to foster excellence in education as evidenced by ongoing contributions to the improvement of student learning and the learning environment
  • have the respect and admiration of students, parents and colleagues
  • demonstrate poise, eloquence and the ability to maintain a demanding schedule
  • have not earned the title of Teacher of the Year for the past five years

 

 

Based on the above general qualifications, I would like to nominate: ____________________ for the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Educator of the Year.

 

You must provide examples of the above criteria.  Be specific. Speak your heart.

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Name of person making nomination:_____________________________ Date: _________________

 

 

Please submit to the Principal’s office no later than December 2, 2016

 
 

Recommended Guidelines for Nomination of

Educational Services Professional


Eligible nominees include:

 

learning disabilities consultant                   school psychologist                

school athletic trainer                                 school social worker

school counselor                                        speech-language specialist

school library media specialist                   student assistance coordinator

 

Nominations should be based on the following criteria:

 

  • be a licensed educational services professional in a public or charter school
  • have educational services as the primary responsibility rather than administrative or supervisory
  • be a dedicated and skilled professional leader who is planning to actively continue his/her teaching career for at least five (5) more years
  • inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn
  • activity collaborates with colleagues, students, and families to create a strong culture of respect and success
  • demonstrate leadership in educational activities at the school, district, and/or state and national level that take place either within or outside of the school setting
  • demonstrate strong ability to foster excellence in education as evidenced by ongoing contributions to the improvement of student learning and the learning environment
  • have the respect and admiration of students, parents and colleagues
  • demonstrate poise, eloquence and the ability to maintain a demanding schedule

 

 

I would like to nominate: ____________________ for Educational Services Professional of the Year.

 

 

Please provide examples for the above criteria. Be specific.  Speak your heart.

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Name of person making nomination:______________________________ Date: _______________

 

Please submit to the Principal’s office no later than December 2, 2016

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