Teacher of the Year Sponsors 2010 - National Program Sponsors
The The National Teacher of the Year Program began in 1952 and continues as the oldest, most prestigious national honors program that focuses public attention on excellence in teaching.
The National Teacher of the Year Program, sponsored by , is a project of the Council of Chief State School Officers.
The National Teacher of the Year is chosen from among the State Teachers of the Year by a national selection committee representing the major national education organizations. Each April, the National Teacher of the Year is introduced to the American people by the President of the United States. The National Teacher of the Year is released from classroom duties during the year of recognition to travel nationally and internationally as a spokesperson for the teaching profession. All activities of the National Teacher, and projects involving the State Teachers of the Year, are coordinated through the National Teacher of the Year Program.
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and five U.S. extra state jurisdictions. CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues. The Council seeks member consensus on major educational issues and expresses their views to civic and professional organizations, federal agencies, Congress, and the public.
About the SMARTer Kids Foundation of Canada
The SMARTer Kids Foundation of Canada, is a private, not-for-profit organization that offers grants and programs for K-12 and higher education instructions. Its mission is to increase opportunities for teachers and schools to access education technology and use it effectively, to provide programs to help students appreciate cultural diversity, and to support research on the impact and effectiveness of technology used in the classroom. The foundation's vision is to make a difference in education by helping establish a 21st-century learning environment for schools across North America and around the world.
Utah Program Sponsors:
We would like to thank PC Laptops again for their third year in sponsoring the program. They have generously donated an incredible PC Laptops Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile laptop computer to our 2009 Utah Teacher of the Year. http://www.pclaptops.com/ click on the next link to see PC Laptops newsletter clip http://www.pclaptops.com/news/utahTeacherOfTheYearAward.php.
We would like to thank OC Tanner, a long time sponsor, for donating beautiful watches to our District Teachers of the Year! http://www.octanner.com/.
We would like to thank Audio Enhancement, this is their fifth year as a sponsor. They are donating the Audio Enhancement Achiever Pal Classroom amplification system to the 2010 Utah Teacher of the Year. You can find our more about this system at www.audioenhancement.com.
Thank you to Great Harvest for their donation to our Teacher of the Year Program. Every teacher received a beautiful gift basket. This is their fifth year supporting the Utah Teacher of the Year Program. Donation provided by the following Great Harvest locations: 6357 South Redwood Road, Taylorsville, 4667 South 2300 East, SLC, 905 East 900 South, SLC, and 217 East 12300 South, Draper www.greatharvest.com.
We would like to thank McDonalds for their donation, this is their fourth year of supporting the Utah Teacher of the Year Program. They donated a $250 cash award to our 2010 Teacher of the Year and also gave each district teacher a $10 gift certificate www.mcdonalds.com.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact:
Public Relations Director
250 East 500 South
PO Box 144200
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84114-4200
Phone: (801) 538-7635 | mark.peterson [at] schools [dot] utah [dot] gov(E-mail)