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Teacher of the Year candidates

Each spring, Tulsa Public Schools recognizes two exceptional team members as Teacher of the Year and Support Employee of the Year. The district invites all Tulsans to share their nominations (Español) for Teacher of the Year and Support Employee of the Year with winners to be announced in spring 2019. The nomination form will be open until Friday, Nov. 30, 2018.

The Tulsa Public Schools Teacher of the Year represents Tulsa teachers locally as an education advocate and spokesperson and statewide as a candidate for Oklahoma Teacher of the Year.

Nominees should be exceptional educators who ignite the joy of learning in their classrooms, facilitate success for every student, and exemplify our core values of equity, character, excellence, team, and joy.

The Tulsa Public Schools Support Employee of the Year should be a non-certified team member who embodies excellence and goes above and beyond every day in service of Tulsa teachers, children, and families.

“We are excited to invite all of Tulsa to be part of the nomination process again this year,” said Superintendent Deborah A. Gist. “Everywhere I go, I hear Tulsans talk about the amazing teachers and school staff who are making a difference for their children. This is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate those team members, and I encourage everyone to take the time to submit a nomination.”

Nominations can be submitted online (Español). The deadline for nominations is on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. In February, the district will announce five finalists each for the Teacher of the Year and Support Employee of the Year awards. Winners will be announced in the spring.

Teacher of the Year nominees must meet other minimum requirements as established by the Oklahoma State Department of Education. All pre-kindergarten through 12th grade teachers are eligible for nomination. No minimum years of teaching experience are required to be qualified for Oklahoma Teacher of the Year.