County nominees will apply online and upload the following to the West Virginia Department of Education between March 1, 2023 and 11:59 pm on May 15, 2023:
Signed letter of consent from the County Superintendent stating that the applicant is the county’s official candidate for the 2024 West Virginia Teacher of the Year Program;
Acknowledgement Form with signatures from the candidate, the candidate’s principal, and the candidate’s County Superintendent (Chief School Administrator);
Resume (no more than two pages);
One letter of recommendation from a colleague, administrator, or student (one page maximum in length).
Video (2-5 minutes) of teaching a lesson to students; include YouTube link of lesson (Teachers are responsible for taking the necessary precautions to protect student confidentiality and obtain parent consent.);
5×7 Publicity headshot photo.
Note: Additional uploaded documents or pages beyond the requirements will not be considered.
A panel appointed by the West Virginia Superintendent of Schools will review online applications 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 Teacher of the Year.
All county nominees will be recognized at the annual awards event in September 2023. The West Virginia Teacher of the Year will be announced at that time.
The name of the state selected Teacher of the Year will be forwarded by the West Virginia Superintendent of Schools for consideration in the National Teacher of the Year Program competition.
The West Virginia Teacher of the Year will submit his/her application with help from the West Virginia Department of Education to the National Teacher of the Year program.