Deadline for 2015-2016 Washington Post Principal/Teacher of the Year Awards Extended to Jan. 15
Posted: December 7th, 2015
Nominations are now open for The Washington Post Principal of the Year and Teacher of the Year awards (formerly Distinguished Educational Leadership Award and Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award, respectively). All nominations are due to HCPSS no later than Friday, January 15, 2016. Submission information and full details can be found in each nomination packet below. Any questions may be directed to the HCPSS Public Information Office, 410-313-6682 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Principal of the Year
Each year one principal is selected as the HCPSS Washington Post Principal of the Year. That award seeks to recognize those principals who go beyond the day-to-day demands of their position to create an exceptional educational environment.
Nominations may be submitted by teachers, students, former students, parents, administrators or members of the general public. Principals may not nominate themselves.
The Principal of the Year Nomination Packet may be downloaded here. Submission instructions and additional information can be found in the packet.
Teacher of the Year
One teacher is selected each year to receive the HCPSS Washington Post Teacher of the Year award, recognizing teachers who exemplify excellence in their profession. The award honors excellence in teaching, and encourages creative and quality instruction. The recipient also serves as the Howard County Teacher of the Year, and is the Howard County nominee for Maryland State Teacher of the Year.
Nominations may be submitted by teachers, administrators, students, former students, parents or members of the general public. Teachers may not nominate themselves.
The Teacher of the Year Nomination Packet may be downloaded here. Submission instructions and additional information can be found in the packet.
Information on the 2015-2016 nominees and winners can be found online.
**Due to the January blizzard, which resulted in many systemwide and school closings, the Washington Post adjusted its program timeline. The new timeline is as follows:
- Tuesday, March 1: The Washington Post to select and notify the winning Principal and Teacher. Information under embargo until April 8.
- Friday, April 8: Promotion activities begin. Winner features posted online.
- Sunday, April 10: The Washington Post Magazine appears in print; available online April 9.