2007-02-16 / Community

'Teacher Of The Year' Award Deadline 3/1

Time is running out to nominate the next New York State "Teacher of the Year" for 2006-2007, announced award sponsor Teachers' Insurance Plan, a car insurance program exclusively for members of the educational community.

The deadline is midnight on March 1, 2007. Teachers, students and parents can nominate any of the state's more than 225,000 accredited teachers. Nomination forms are available online at www.teachers.com/toty.

To nominate an educator, or yourself, explain in 250 words or less why this teacher should be the Teacher of the Year. Nominees will be judged on their ability to motivate students, their special talents and their contribution to their school, students or educational community.

The award will include $1,000 to the winning teacher and a $500 grant to that teacher's school. The state winner will also be eligible for the National Award that includes a special recognition and a $2,500 travel certificate. Winners will be announced at the start of the next school year.

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