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School board presented teacher, rookie, employee of year candidates

2014 Teacher of the Year nominees for the Washington County School District.

Published: Monday, January 13, 2014 at 07:27 PM.

CHIPLEY — The Washington County School Board was presented with the finalists for the district’s Teacher of the Year, Rookie Teacher of the Year and School Related Employee of the Year for 2014 during Monday’s meeting in Chipley.

The reception and awards program will begin at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, in the Chipley High School Library then move to the auditorium for the presentation, said Pat Collins, director of administrative services.

“There is a lot of hard work and dedication that goes into being nominated for one of these awards,” said Board President Terry Ellis.

“The winner of the Teacher of the Year award goes on to compete with teachers from across Florida,” Collins said.

The Teacher of the Year program recognizes and honors the contributions of outstanding classroom teachers who have demonstrated a superior capacity to inspire a love of learning in students of all backgrounds and abilities, according to the state Department of Education website.

All full-time, public school classroom teachers, grades pre-K through 12, adult education teachers, postsecondary vocational/technical education teachers, guidance counselors, media specialists, and department chairpersons who actively engage in classroom teaching are eligible for nomination.

For the district, each school nominates a candidate for the top district honor, Collins said.

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