The nominee should possess the following characteristics:
" Be knowledgeable in their content area.
" Be a master at instructional delivery.
" Be able to and demonstrate the ability to inspire students from all backgrounds with multiple learning abilities.
" Be respected by their students, parents, peers and colleagues.
" Be active in the community.
" Be articulate in state and national educational issues.
" Be a model representative of their teaching colleagues in the Providence Public Schools.
" Have at least five years of teaching experience.
Nominations must be received by Monday, March 10, 2014. Nominees will then be asked to provide the selection committee with their r?sum? and professional credentials, letters of recommendation, and their answers to a series of open-ended essay questions, giving the selection committee a feel for the individual style and philosophy of each candidate. The winner chosen for Providence will represent the district in the statewide selection of Teacher of the Year, with the winner at that level representing Rhode Island in the national competition.
Those wishing to nominate a teacher are asked to write a letter or email to the Teacher of the Year Selection Committee, describing how the nominee meets the criteria above, and why that candidate stands out among his or her colleagues. Letters in any language of the nominators choosing are welcome. Letters should be submitted to Doris De Los Santos, Director of Development and Partnerships, at the district office, 797 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903 or by email at email@example.com, with Teacher of the Year 2014 in the subject line. Questions about the nomination process can be directed to Ms. De Los Santos by e-mail or at (401) 456-9100, ext. 11233.