STRONGSVILLE, OH — The 2022 Ohio Teacher of the Year nominations are now open and a Strongsville-based politician wants educators in his district recognized.
State Rep. Tom Patton, whose district includes Strongsville, announced the opening of nomination for the Ohio Teacher of the Year award. He noted that the program recognizes teachers for their work both inside and outside classrooms.
"We are very blessed to have a number of outstanding educators in District 7," said Patton. "I hope many will submit nominations for the recognition of our talented teachers throughout this part of the state."
Nominees must hold a professional Ohio educator license, work full-time, and have five years of teaching experience in a state-approved public school, community school or career center. Teachers must also work directly with students at least 50 percent of the time and have no previous recognition as an Ohio Teacher of the Year. Nominees must also plan on continuing their work as teachers.
Self-nominations are now allowed, but anyone else can nominate a teacher or teachers, including school administrators, colleagues, community members, parents or students.
Nominations must include the following information:
· Teacher nominee name, email, grade level
· Building principal name and email
· School building name and phone number where the teacher nominee is assigned
· District superintendent name
· School district mailing address
· Ohio county where the school district is located
· State Board of Education District Number
· Your contact information
· A 300 word maximum nomination narrative describing why this teacher is being nominated. This essay will be shared with the nominee
The deadline for nominations is April 9, 2021. Nominations can be submitted online.