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PARKERSBURG — Wood County Schools is accepting nominations for the 2024 Teacher of the Year.

Nominations can be electronically submitted by students, teachers, administrators, or the general public, from Jan. 30, 2023, until Feb. 10, 2023, at 4 p.m.

The nomination form can be found at http://tinyurl.com/WCSToY2024

The nominated teacher should be an exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable, and skilled teacher in any public school in Wood County who is planning to teach for the 2023-2024 school year. The opportunity is open to all Wood County Schools teachers.

To be eligible, the teacher must:

A. hold professional certification in area(s) of assignment;

B. be a current, full-time teacher;

C. have completed three full years as a teacher in West Virginia;

D. have verification of eligibility and consent to participate.

The nominated teacher should also:

A. inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn

B. have the respect, admiration of students, parents, and colleagues

C. express themselves in an energetic and articulate way

D. be an expert in their field who guides students to excellence

E. collaborates with colleagues, students, and families

F. demonstrates leadership, innovation, and life-long learning.

The selection process is conducted by a review panel consisting of representatives from American Federation of Teachers, WV Education Association, WV Professional Educators, former Wood County BOE Teachers of the Year, and community members. Central office employees do not participate on the review panel. The review panel will interview finalists and select the 2024 Wood County Schools Teacher of the Year.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Michael Erb at merb@woodcountyschoolswv.net

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