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TEACHER LEADER OF THE YEAR
SELECTION PROCESS
OBJECTIVE:
● To recognize a teacher leader for his/her outstanding contributions to TAFE.
OVERVIEW:
The Texas Association of Future Educators’ Board of Directors authorized a Teacher Leader of the Year Award
beginning in 1996-97. Each region may nominate one teacher leader who is currently an active teacher leader in
TAFE, whose school has been a member of TAFE for at least two years, who will then vie for the statewide
honor.
COMPETITION GUIDELINES:
Region:
A. Students wanting to nominate their teacher leader or teacher leaders wanting to nominate their colleague
for this prestigious award should submit a nomination letter to their region president school teacher leader
prior to or at the region conference.
B. The region president’s teacher leader will present all nomination letters to TAFE teacher leaders in
attendance at the regional conference.
C. Teacher leaders will vote on the region nominee by secret ballot.
D. Teacher leaders are eligible to win at the region level once every three years.
State:
A. The region Teacher Leader of the Year will be their nominee for the state Teacher Leader of the Year.
The nominee will complete the TAFE Teacher Leader of the Year Application and submit it to the TAFE
State Office no later than January 10, 2020.
B. The state Teacher Leader of the Year selection committee will consist of 3 TASSP principals not
associated with the schools of the nominees.
C. This committee will review applications and select the TAFE Teacher Leader of the Year. Announcement
of the Teacher Leader of the Year will take place during the Teach Tomorrow Summit.
D. Teacher leaders will be scored on the following:
1. Nomination letters from the following:
a. Nominee’s school principal or administrator
b. Nominee’s TAFE student president or designee
c. Nomination Letter written on your behalf from a teacher leader in your region
2. Local involvement: willingness to support chapter activities with adequate time and energy;
appropriate representation of chapter’s activities to faculty and administration; enthusiastic
proponent of TAFE in local community; and model appropriate leadership styles for students.
3. Region/State involvement: promotes participation by the local chapter in state recognition programs;
promotes participation by local students in summer workshop and the annual state conference;
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regularly attends state and region activities; and is willing to serve in leadership capacity in the state
and regional structure.
4. Recognition and award: experiences, honors or recognitions that you have received which
support your candidacy for the TAFE Teacher Leader of the Year Award.
I. TAFE nomination form should:
a. Be typed in detail.
b. Include a wallet-size photo
d. Include all three recommendation letters
e. Not include additional pictures, newspaper clippings, additional materials, or extra sheets.
Should you have any questions, please contact the TAFE state office in Austin, (512) 443-2100 ext. 8512.
JUDGES SCORING:
TOTAL:
1. Nomination Letters
a. Nominee’s school principal or administrator __________/10
b. Nominee’s TAFE student president or designee __________/10
c. Nomination Letter from a teacher leader in your region __________/10
2. Local Activities __________/20
3. State/Region Leadership Positions __________/30
4. Recognition Award __________/20
TOTAL POINTS: Possible 100 points __________/100
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TAFE TEACHER LEADER OF THE YEAR
OFFICIAL NOMINATION FORM
INSTRUCTIONS:
1. All information requested on this form must be typed.
2. Please include a wallet-size photo. Write your name and region on the back of your photograph. This
photo will not be returned to you.
3. Attachments other than recommendations will not be considered.
APPLICANT INFORMATION:
Name of Region Nominee
Region
Home Address
City/State/Zip
School Name
School Address
School Phone
E-Mail
Official school position
Number of years as TAFE Teacher Leader:
Chapter’s annual dues current: (circle one) yes no
1. NOMINATION LETTERS: Attach typewritten recommendations from
a. Nominee’s school principal or administrator - 10 points
b. Nominee’s TAFE student president or designee - 10 points
c. Nomination Letter written on your behalf from a teacher leader in your region - 10 points
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2. LOCAL ACTIVITIES: POSSIBLE 30 POINTS
List the ten most important activities within your school and/or community in which you have
participated for the betterment of both.
Activity
Accomplishment
Year
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3. REGION/STATE LEADERSHIP POSITIONS: POSSIBLE 20 POINTS
List the ten most important elected or appointed positions in which you were directly responsible for
TAFE activities. For example, offices held in the state association, coordinating and/or hosting
conferences, discussion group leader, etc.
Leadership Positions
Activity or Organization
Year
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4. RECOGNITION AND AWARD: POSSIBLE 20 POINTS
List ten experiences, honors or recognitions that you have received which support your candidacy for the
TAFE Teacher Leader of the Year Award.
Recognition or Award
Year
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I certify that the above information is true.
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