This week, the Northfield Education Association began its annual search for the district's top teacher.
The NEA is now accepting nominations for the 2013-14 Teacher of the Year. This marks the tenth year that the union has sponsored the program. Once selected, the local title-holder could also be in the running for Minnesota Teacher of the Year. Last year's honoree, Deb Bakke, was named a semifinalist for the state award.
Nominations can be submitted by students, other teachers, administrators, school staff, or community members. To qualify, nominees must be current faculty who have taught pre-kindergarten to 12th grade in the Northfield Public School System for at least five full years. Anyone who wishes to nominate a teacher, should contact Mark Thornton via email at Mark.Thornton@nfld.k12.mn.us, at Northfield High School (507-663-0630), or at home (507-663-1337).
The deadline for nominations is Oct. 11, 2013.