• Follow county guidelines for selecting School Service Personnel of the Year.
  • The nominating individual/organization will submit an application packet by the dates required to the county board of education.
  • A panel appointed by the county superintendent will decide the County School Service Personnel of the Year based on both state and county criteria.
  • The winner will submit his/her application to the West Virginia Department of Education between March 1, 2022 and 11:59 pm on May 15, 2022.
  • County nominees will apply online at and upload the following to the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) between March 1 and 11:59 pm on May 15, 2022.
    • A signed letter of consent from the county superintendent stating that the applicant is the county’s official nominee for the 2023 West Virginia Service Personnel of the Year program;
    • A list of continuing education or training courses
    • A list of community service activities, membership of organizations or committees (e.g. local school improvement council), or any awards, recommendations or recognitions
    • Two letters of recommendation:
      • No more than two letters of recommendation will be reviewed.
      • One letter shall be from the nominee’s principal or immediate supervisor.
      • The second letter shall be from a colleague, administrator, teacher, parent, civic/community leader, or student.
      • The letters should be distinct in content and provide specific examples of the Nominee’s contributions to their school and/or district.
    • Statement from County Nominating Committee
    • List of Examples of the Nominee’s Exemplary Performance:
      • Provide specific examples of activities that demonstrate exemplary performance that promotes student learning (e.g. activities that create safe/healthy schools and/or positive relationships with parents, students, coworkers and community members).

Note: Additional uploaded documents or pages beyond the requirements will not be considered.

  • A panel appointed by the State Superintendent of Schools will review the online application submissions.
  • Following a review of the applications of all county nominations, the state review panel will interview the selected finalists face-to-face. The name of the state selected finalist will be forwarded to the West Virginia Superintendent of Schools for consideration as the West Virginia Service Personnel of the Year.
  • All county nominees will be recognized at the annual awards event in September 2022. The West Virginia Service Personnel of the Year will be announced at that time.
  • For more information about the application scoring criteria, see the Application Rubrics.