Nominate now: 2011 Montana Teacher of the Year

MEA-MFT's Montana Professional Teaching Foundation and Office of Public Instruction are accepting nominations for the 2011 Montana Teacher of the Year. Deadline for nominations is May 28.

The Teacher of the Year must be a full-time classroom teacher or specialist who holds a Class 1, 2, 4, or 6 Certificate, works in any state accredited school, pre-kindergarten through grade 12, and is planning to continue in an active teaching status. Nominees must have at least five years of full-time teaching experience.


The Teacher of the Year must be an exceptionally skillful, dedicated teacher who has earned the respect of students, parents and colleagues; who stays abreast of current educational theory and practice; who works well with fellow professionals; and whose contributions to education transcend the classroom.

Nominations must come from a teacher, school administrator, school trustee, local teacher association, student, or parent.

To nominate a teacher: include the nominee’s name, home address, school where the nominee teaches, phone number(s), and a brief paragraph or two about the teacher. Also include name and phone number(s) of the person nominating.

Mail nominations to Montana Teacher of the Year, 1232 E. 6th, Helena, MT 59601 or e-mail to

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