The goal of the statewide Teacher of the Year program is to recognize and honor the tremendous contributions of outstanding classroom teachers. The South Dakota Department of Education defines a classroom teacher as being a person who has a class of his/her own and spends at least three or more hours per day, five days a week, for six or more calendar months during a school year in a classroom teaching students. The South Dakota Department of Education has determined school counselors, school psychologists, and school social workers are NOT eligible. Any teacher retiring at the end of the 2016-2017 school term in not eligible. How is the Teacher of the Year selected?Local Steps:
1. Use online nomination form to nominate teacher by February 10. The link to the nomination form for 2016-17 is https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ysdtoy
2. Nominees may choose to fill out additional forms if they want to be considered by YSD staff and YSD selection committee for local teacher of the year. The Regional application can be found on the right side of this page. The deadline to return the application to the superintendent's office is Tuesday, February 21 at 4:30 pm.
3. Based on outcome of staff voting, South Dakota Department of Education criteria, the selection committee determines Teacher of the Year.When is the Teacher of the Year selected?
Yankton School District announces its Teacher of the Year in April of each year the Recognition Social. How do I nominate a teacher?
Each TOY candidate should: