Once again, Minnesotans have the opportunity to nominate a unique educator for the 2014 Minnesota Teacher of the Year honor.
Nominations will open Oct. 1 and remain open until Nov. 15, according to an Education Minnesota release. Nominations can be submitted online by accessing a simple nomination form on educationminnesota.org.
Eligible nominees must meet the following criteria:
- Teach in a public or nonpublic Pre-K through 12th-grade school, working at least 50 percent of the time directly with students.
- Hold a bachelor’s degree and a Minnesota teaching license.
- Have completed three years of teaching by the nomination deadline.
- Intend to teach during the 2014-15 school year.
The 2014 Teacher of the Year will be named at a ceremony May 4, 2014. The Minnesota Teacher of the Year also becomes Minnesota’s candidate for National Teacher of the Year.