One nominator required from teaching colleagues, department heads, principals, students, parents or parent groups. Nominators must provide a response to the criteria below.
The nominated teacher's school principal must provide a statement to verify the bona fides of the supporting information.
A district/regional supervisor or school board should provide a statement to verify the bona fides of a nominated principal.
Nominators should describe skills, knowledge & abilities of their nominee with the following criteria:
Award recipient receives $5000 for professional development.
Finalists receive $1000 for professional development.