2013-2014 TEACHER OF THE YEAR PROGRAM

 

THE PROGRAM
The VFW will recognize and honor the top Elementary (K-5), Junior High (6-8), and High School (9-12) teacher of the year, who teaches citizenship and education topics, and promotes America’s history, traditions, and institutions. Attributes considered will be the scope of the teaching on both the students and the community.
 
WHO CAN SUBMIT
 
Fellow teachers, supervisors, or any other interested individual may submit nominations. Self-submitted nominations are not accepted.
 
HOW TO SUBMIT

Nominating Individual
 
Nominating individual must submit the nominated teacher’s name on the completed VFW Teacher Nomination Form. Include with the form a 350 word or less description of why the nominee should be selected. Describe the teacher’s innovative teaching and resource development methods, as well as his/her dedication to teaching. Submit these to the local VFW Post no later than November 1, 2013.
 
Post
 
Post Commander/Chairman will complete the application by ensuring that the following items are included. This is a must list (without all six items, the application will be considered incomplete, and will not be judged).
 
                        - Original “VFW Teacher Nomination Form”
                        - Description of teacher’s methods/accomplishments (350 words or less)
                        - National “Post Teacher Entry Form”
                        - One page resume (may use both sides)
                        - Up to five 8 ½ x 11 pages of documentation (over five (5) pages will be  
                           disqualifying)
                        - Good quality head and shoulder photograph
 
NOTE to Post Commanders/Chairmen: The above items must be included exactly as stated or your entry may be returned or disqualified at the District level.
 
Selected applications must be forwarded to District to arrive no later than November 19, 2013.
 
Post judging will be completed by November 15, 2013. Only one nominee will be selected from each category. Selected applicants must be forwarded to District to arrive no later than November 19, 2013.
 
 
District
District will then judge and select only one nominee in each of the three categories. District Commander/Chairman will complete the District portion of the “Post Teacher Entry Form”. Selected entries will be forwarded directly to the Department Chairman. Deadline for receipt of District entries to the Department Chairman is December 9, 2013. Applications must include all of the above items. Only entries from the District Commander or District Chairman will be accepted at the Department level. District must include “District Teacher of the Year Award Report Form”. This is to assure that all participating Posts receive credit.
 
NOTE to District Chairman: It is your responsibility to ensure that Posts have included all six items described above and that they are as specified. If you do not receive the proper documents from Posts, send them back to the Post for correction. Do NOT pass them on to Department.
 
It is also your responsibility to ensure the District Teacher of the Year Award Report Form is filled out properly and submitted to Department. If the above requirements are not met it could result in the disqualification of your Districts entry.
 
DEADLINES
 
Post                 Received no later than November 1, 2013
District            Received no later than November 19, 2013
Department     Received no later than December 9, 2013
 
DEPARTMENT AWARDS
 
One winner only in each category (elementary, junior high, high school) will be awarded the following:
 
Plaque
Two nights lodging at Mid-Winter Conference
Two banquet tickets for the Voice of Democracy
$150.00 in travel expenses
 
Five (5) points will be awarded in the All-State program for each category if a Post sponsors or co-sponsors a teacher for judging. The District Chairpersons must report all Posts that submitted entries to the Department Director.
 
 
James M. Galen, Director
76200 North Ave.
Armada, Michigan 48005
586-784-9914
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23717 Provincial Ct.
Armada, Michigan 48005
586-784-0077
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2311 Beady Rd
Carleton, Michigan 48117
734-654-9028
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