Today, state Senator Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo) announced that nominations are open for the 2022 Ohio Teacher of the Year Award.
“All teachers in Ohio have gone above and beyond during this challenging year, but if you know a teacher who you think is especially deserving of recognition, please nominate them for this important award,” said Fedor. “It is crucial that the wonderful teachers we have in Lucas County are represented in the pool of nominees.”
The Ohio Teacher of the Year Award celebrates teachers and highlights their inspirational work both inside and outside of the classroom. Nominees must hold a professional Ohio educator license and work full-time with a minimum of five years of teaching experience in a state-approved public school, community school or career center to be eligible.
Nominees must also work directly with students at least 50 percent of the time as the teacher of record, have no previous Ohio Teacher of the Year recognition and plan to continue in active teaching status.
Anyone may nominate a teacher. School administrators, colleagues, community members, parents or students may submit a nomination for one or multiple teachers from a district or school building. Self-nominations are not accepted.
Nominations are due by April 9, 2021. For more information or to submit a nomination, click here.