BETHEL, Conn. -- The deadline to nominate a Bethel teacher for the Dr. Janice Jordan Excellence in Education Award is Friday, Feb. 26.
The award recognizes superior educators whose creativity and innovation within the classroom, school, or district have had a significant impact on student performance and achievement and provide an ongoing model of excellence in encouraging all learners and educators to excel.
The Foundation's mission is to promote innovation, creativity and excellence in learning for children and the community.
Educators are nominated by school administrators, teachers, colleagues, parents, students, and community members.
The applications are then reviewed by a selection committee comprised of school administrators, teachers, parents, and community members.
The winning teacher will be notified when directors from the Bethel Education Foundation, school officials, and colleagues visit the educator unannounced to offer congratulations and two tickets to the Barnum Ball.
The winner will also be publicly recognized at Bethel Education Foundation's Annual Barnum Ball on March 19 and presented with a commemorative plaque and a $500 grant.
To be eligible, a nominee must be an educator currently employed by a public, private, or parochial school in Bethel.
To make a nomination, complete the online form giving details on how the nominee is a model of excellence through his or her use of innovation and creativity to improve student achievement.
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