Nominations sought for Teacher of the Year award

DEARBORN — Nominations are being accepted for the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce 2012-13 Alberta Muirhead Teacher of the Year award.

The online entry for can be found at http://dearbornschools.org/toy. Forms can also be downloaded at the same website or can be picked up at any Dearborn public school and the district’s administration office, 18700 Audette.

Hard copy nomination forms can be mailed to the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce, 22100 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48124, or faxed to 313-584-9818. Adults may assist students when necessary but no more than two teachers can be nominated per student.

The deadline for submitting nominations is April 12.

Students can nominate new or veteran teachers whom they feel have made outstanding contributions to the teaching profession. Preschool through fifth-grade students are asked to describe how their teacher has created a classroom where learning is positive and fun.

Middle school students (grades 6 to 8) will need to explain how their teacher connects classroom learning with everyday life. Students in high school must describe how their teacher is preparing them to be successful beyond high school.

Applications will be assessed on quality of the nomination, not on the number received. Award judges are members of the Dearborn Chamber Education Committee and are not provided with the teachers’ names.

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