The National Teacher of the Year (NTOY) 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 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.
Utah State Office of Education (USOE)
The 2015 Utah Teacher of the Year winner will receive $10,000 and the two runner ups will receive $4,000 each from the Utah State Office of Education, as well as a banquet held in their honor at the Double Tree Suites.
SMART Technologies' presents the 2015 Utah Teacher of the Year winner with a 2015 Teaching Excellence Award (TEA) and an accompanying TEA Technology Classroom, comprised of products donated by SMART Technologies, this will include training. The hardware includes a SMART LightRaise 60wi2 interactive projector including Notebook Classroom Advantage, and the software includes Notebook Classroom Advantage for an additional 2 years for a total of 3 years, SMART amp—3 years, up to 150 users, PD Part 1: Introduction to Technology—a full day of group technology training offered during the 2015 U.S. National STOY conference, and PD Part 2: Tech-Champions Workshop—6 hour small group workshop offered during the 2015 U.S. NTOY week in April of 2015.
They will also donate to all district winners a SMART Notebook Classroom License, a SMART Notebook Classroom Advantage—1 year software maintenance, and a SMART amp—1 year, up to 150 users.
We would like to thank PC Laptops again for their eighth year in sponsoring the program. They have generously donated a laptop to our 2015 Utah Teacher of the Year.
Thank you to Great Harvest for their donation of wonderful bread baskets to all 2015 District Teachers of the Year. This is their 10th year supporting the program. Donation provided by the following Great Harvest locations: 6357 South Redwood Road in Taylorsville, 905 East 900 South, 2066 South 2100 East in Salt Lake City, 4667 South 2300 East in Holladay, and 217 East 12300 South in Draper.
We would like to thank O.C. Tanner, a long time sponsor, for donating beautiful crystal bridges to each 2015 District Teacher of the Year.
We would like to thank McDonalds for their donation, this is their ninth year supporting the Utah Teacher of the Year Program. They donated a $250.00 cash award to our 2015 Utah Teacher of the Year winner and a $10.00 McDonalds gift certificate to all the 2015 District Teachers of the Year.
We would like to thank All Filters LLC, this is their third year as a sponsor of our program. They donated a water filter bottle to each District Teacher of the Year and a water filter pitcher to the 2015 winner, as well as assorted bottles for door prizes.l
Door Prize Sponsors
I would like to thank the following business community members for their generous door prize donations.
Supplemental Health Care
Two $100.00 visa cards with a variety of gifts.
Lagoon - Two all-day passes.
All Star Fun Centers
1776 West 7800 South, West Jordan - 12 bowling passes
Utah Jazz - Thanks to the Utah Jazz for donating two tickets to any 2014-15 game.
Doubletree by Hilton - Thank you to Doubletree by Hilton - One night stay
Thank you again to all our sponsors of the 2015 Utah Teacher of the Year Program. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Tina Morandy, Teacher of the Year Coordinator.
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