Please see information provided below for the Solano County Office of Education’s Teacher of the Year and Classified School Employee of the Year. Ask to be part of the process at your school site and nominate deserving colleagues.
Dear District Superintendents:
I am pleased to invite your district to participate in the Solano County Educators of the Year Program. The program recognizes two wonderful groups of educators in one celebration; the Classified School Employee of the Year (CSEY) and the Teacher of the Year(TOY).
The program is designed to reflect the rich diversity of Solano County’s public school educators while paying tribute to Solano’s teaching force, the growing complexity of challenges that confront our schools, and the need to promote collaboration and teamwork among educators to meet those challenges.
The CSEY is designed to highlight the contributions of classified school employees who support the education of our public school students in preschool through grade twelve. The overall purpose is to pay tribute to the tireless efforts of outstanding classified school employees. They are vital members who play key roles in creating a school environment that promotes student achievement, safety, and health. It is our goal to recognize and honor an exemplary classified school employee from each school district throughout Solano County. School districts may select one classified school employee in the child nutrition, maintenance and operations, office and technical, paraeducator and instructional assistance, support services and security, or transportation department.
The TOY is designed to recognize outstanding teachers throughout Solano County. The TOY Program highlights educational innovation, student learning, and the rewards of teaching. Further, the program attracts public attention to the positive aspects of our educational system. The program pays tribute to Solano’s teaching force, the complexity of challenges that confront our schools, and the need to promote collaboration and teamwork to meet those challenges.
The Solano County Office of Education (SCOE) encourages participation in both programs by all districts; however, district participation is on a voluntary basis. Each district is encouraged to submit one CSEY and one TOY nominee for consideration. Nominees are identified through a local selection process determined by each district. Nominations can only be submitted by a district. Nominations will not be accepted directly from schools or other organizational entities.
The CSEY and TOY Applications are available online at the Solano County Educators of the Year webpage. Applications must be received by Thursday,February21,2013.
The SCOE will convene a Blue Ribbon Selection Committee to evaluate the nominations and determine the winners. The Solano County CSEY and TOY winners will be announced at the Solano County Educators of the Year Celebration on May 1, 2013, in Suisun, California. At the celebration, the district nominees will be recognized and honored with a special presentation.
Below is additional information to assist you in selecting your district CSEY and TOY nominees. Please be patient when waiting for the link to open. The link may take extra time before completely opening for you.