ROBBINSDALE AREA SCHOOLS’ TEACHER OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS TO OPEN
New Hope, Minn. - Robbinsdale Area Schools will be accepting nominations for the district Teacher of the Year beginning on October 8th and running through December 10th.
This is a program through Education Minnesota that leads to the National Teacher of the Year, and is designed to recognize the hard work that teachers do with and for their students every day in the classroom. Anyone can nominate a teacher – students, parents, administrators, colleagues, and community members. Self-nominations are also accepted. The nomination form can be found online at www.rftonline.org. Paper copies of the nomination form will be available after October 8 in the main office of all elementary, middle and high schools and programs, including Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE), Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE), and Creative Play Preschool.
Paper copies can be submitted to Val Potter at the Robbinsdale Federation of Teachers office, 2960 Winnetka Avenue North, Suite 100, Crystal, MN 55427.
All teachers who teach pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, hold a Minnesota teaching license, have completed at least three full years of teaching by the nomination deadline and intend to teach in the 2012-2013 school year are eligible for this award. This person will represent Robbinsdale Area Schools at the state Teacher of the Year program.
The district teacher of the year for 2012 was Kristine Browers, science teacher at Robbinsdale Cooper High School. Ms. Browers’ name has been submitted to the state for eligibility in the state Teacher of the Year for 2013.