Macomb County Outstanding Teacher of the Year Nominations:
The Macomb County Outstanding Teacher of the Year Awards are presented annually to honor and reward teachers at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, who have achieved, through their effort and example, the highest standards of excellence in their profession.
The Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD), in partnership with the 21 school district across the county, has created these awards out of a conviction that a quality public education system is essential to the health and vitality of our community. Richmond Community Schools believes that encouraging excellence in education is the shared responsibility of all who reap its benefits.
Richmond Community Schools is seeking nominations for this year’s Outstanding Teacher of the Year Awards from students, parents and staff members. Individuals may nominate more than one teacher by teacher by completing an online form for each nominee. Nominations will be accepted until 4:00pm on Wednesday, February 17th based on the following criteria:
Mission Driven and Passionate. Demonstrates enthusiasm for teaching; commitment for teaching; and willingly accepts responsibilities outside of their teaching assignment.
Positive and Real. Demonstrates with parents; students; and colleagues respect; caring; empathy and fairness.
Teacher Leader. Is an expert in their classroom; assumes a leadership role in the school; and engages the community within the classroom and school.
Motivational Expertise. Demonstrates efficacy; has high behavioral and academic expectations for students.
Community Focused. Understands the need of the community; participates in community outreach; and builds parent-school relationships.
To nominate a teacher, please click on the following link, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2015-16_Teacher_of_the_Year , and complete the nomination form.
In addition to the criteria above, the Teacher of the Year selection committee will also consider the following criteria when determining this year’s elementary, middle and high school Teacher of the Year winners:
High-level of Consciousness. Effectively manages and organizes the classroom; monitors and adjust instruction as necessary; can adapt to the changing needs of the classroom and school; and uses resources to support the academic; social and emotional needs of students.
Teaching Style. Demonstrates creativity; uses technology to engage and promote learning; and uses unique practices that get results. Instructional Effectiveness. Uses research-based instructional practices; is clear and concise when delivering instruction; uses a variety of well-executed teaching models and/or approaches; uses data to analyze the effectiveness of instruction; ensures a high rate of student success; constructs well planned and meaningful lessons; engages students in the learning process; and understands the needs of at-risk learners.
Life-long Learner. Seeks outside learning opportunities related to their content; facilitates professional development within or outside of their building and keeps abreast of current research and educational issues.
Reflective Practitioner. Examines teaching behaviors for the purpose of self-growth; changes practice based on reflection and feedback; and is flexible to the changing needs and demands of the profession.
The winners of Richmond Community Schools’ elementary, middle and high school Teacher of the Year winners will move on to compete at the county-level for Macomb County Teacher of the Year. If you have any questions, please contact the Superintendent’s Office at (586) 727-3565.