SPRINGFIELD, IL (KFVS) - The Illinois State Board of Education is accepting nominations for the 2020 Illinois Teacher of the Year and Those Who Excel awards.
The awards honor individuals who have made significant contributions to Illinois’ public and nonpublic pre-K through 12 schools. Any person or organization may submit nominations for the awards.
ISBE will announce the 2020 Teacher of the Year and recognize all of the Those Who Excel award winners at a banquet this fall. The 2020 Teacher of the Year award marks 45 years of ISBE’s program celebrating the top educators in Illinois.
“Teacher Appreciation Week gives us an opportunity to pause and reflect on the tremendous positive impact educators have on our children and communities. Nominating an educator for the 2020 Teacher of the Year or a Those Who Excel award gives back to those who have given us so much," said State Superintendent of Education Dr. Carmen I. Ayala.
Nominations are open in several categories, including:
- Classroom Teacher (Licensed)
- Early Career Educator
- Education Service Personnel (Unlicensed)
- School Administrator
- School Board Member/Community Volunteer
- Student Support Personnel (Licensed)
ISBE will select the 2020 Illinois Teacher of the Year from the Classroom Teacher category.
All nominations for the 2020 Illinois Teacher of the Year and Those Who Excel awards are due by June 3, 2019. View the nomination form and learn more at www.isbe.net/thosewhoexcel.