AEF™ Teacher of the Year Nomination Form

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Program Details and Eligibility
Arizona Educational Foundation’s AEF™ Teacher of the Year program is the only statewide teacher recognition program that spotlights the contributions of Arizona’s public school teachers.  The AEF™ Teacher of the Year program annually honors 10 exceptionally skilled, dedicated public school teachers in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12. 

Applicants teach in a state‐accredited school, Pre-Kindergarten through grade twelve, and are planning to continue in an active teaching status. Applicants are experts in their field who guide students of all backgrounds and abilities to achieve excellence, collaborate alongside colleagues, students, and families to create a school culture of respect and success, continually focus on connecting the classroom and key stakeholders to foster a strong community at large, are leaders of innovation in and outside of the classroom, are believers in life-long learning, and are able to express themselves in an engaging and articulate way.

Nominees must:
• Spend the majority (over 50%) of the school day in direct instruction to students;
• Be certified to teach Pre-Kindergarten - 12th Grade (or combination) in Arizona at a state-accredited public school;
• Have completed at least four (4) full years as a classroom teacher at the time the application is submitted for consideration;
• Be a full-time teacher and plan to continue in an active teaching status through 2018;
• Not have been selected in as an AEF™ Teacher of the Year, Semifinalist or, Ambassador for Excellence in the past.

If you have questions regarding eligibility, please call or email Bobbie O’Boyle at 480-421-9376, before completing the nomination form.

Complete the form below to nominate an eligible teacher for the 2018 Arizona Teacher of the Year Award. Nominations must be completed online on or before 5:00 p.m. Monday, July 31, 2017. 

We will notify the teacher and send him/her a link to the online application, which must be completed and submitted by the teacher on or before the August 18, 2017 deadline.