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Knox County Schools Honors Teacher of the Year Recipients

On Thursday, March 12, 2015, at 6 p.m., the Knox County Schools will honor teachers during its 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year celebration at the Crowne Plaza Knoxville (401 W. Summit Hill Drive).
The Teacher of the Year celebration is held each year to recognize outstanding educators from the Knox County Schools. Winners from each school will be recognized, and from the group of school-level winners, three Knox County Teacher of the Year recipients will be announced.
Recipients are nominated by their colleagues for this annual award. The number of Teacher of the Year recipients from each school is based on the number of faculty at that school. Schools are allowed one recipient for every 20 faculty members. The Knox County Schools adheres to the Tennessee Department of Education guidelines for selecting Teacher of the Year award recipients.
To be eligible for the Teacher of the Year honor, each candidate must be a full-time, certified Pre K-12 teacher who has taught five years or more and spends the majority of the day instructing students. Candidates must also show dedication to teaching and possess a variety of positive personal attributes.
Each school-level honoree who wishes to be considered for the Knox County Teacher of the Year award must prepare a submission that includes a general information form and an overview of his or her educational history, professional development leadership and community involvement.
This year’s event is sponsored by Comcast, Rusty Wallace Honda and Rusty Wallace Kia.
Please note that two or more members of the Board of Education may be present.