Purpose of the Award
The District 300 Foundation for Educational Excellence seeks to enhance and
extend learning opportunities for all District 300 students. By annually honoring a District 300 educator, it is the hope
that the excellence that exists in many of our classrooms will be advanced.
300 Educator of the Year Award Criteria
The educator nominee must have at least 3 years of District 300 teaching experience at
time the nomination is made, and be at least 5 years from anticipated retirement.
• The educator nominee demonstrates through
daily practice, an understanding of the needs
of learners and what it takes to bring them to high levels
• The educator nominee implements innovative techniques of instruction and motivation
learners that maximize student achievement.
• By example, the educator nominee inspires
colleagues to employ innovative techniques and
best practices, and a willingness to share his/her expertise.
• The following
positions are considered for educator nominations:
teachers, instructional coaches, interventionists, digital literacy coaches,
psychologists, social workers, guidance counselors, certified
nurses, speech and
specialists, media specialists.