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Teacher of the Quarter Form


Criteria and Guidelines


Encouraging and Inspiring Teachers

Teacher of the Quarter

"A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning."

-Brad Henry




The teacher/staff candidate consistently demonstrates excellence in their current role.

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The teacher facilitates engaging classroom instructional practices that continuously advance students to higher levels of academic achievement.

The teacher candidate consistently encourages and motivates students.

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The teacher motivates and encourages students to exceed expectations both socially and academically.

The teacher candidate consistently demonstrates teacher leadership qualities.

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The teacher serves as a positive role model for students in the classroom and throughout the school community.

The teacher candidate demonstrates creativity and imagination.


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The teacher demonstrates creativity and imagination in their lesson plans and teaching methods that inspire students to learn.

The teacher candidate consistently demonstrates dedication to students and the school community.

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The teacher demonstrates excellent attendance, punctuality, and a sincere desire to see students advance.

The teacher candidate communicates effectively with students and the school community.

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The teacher uses a variety of methods (including social media), to communicate with students, parents, staff, and the school community.


  • Each quarter will have a specific criteria/theme.
  • Principals will choose the nominee for their building.
  • Teachers may not nominate themselves.
  • Staff, students, and parents may nominate candidates for teacher of the quarter. 
  • Principals will submit paper teacher nomination forms to Jen via interoffice mail by the dates indicated below.
  • Paper nomination forms and electronic nominations will be tallied by technology, and then provided to the building principal to pick a building nominee for that month.
  • There will be three winners per month (K-3; 4-8, and High School).
  • Winners from each category will be recognized in their buildings, at the District Board Meetings, and on the District Website.