Now is your chance to help a phenomenal teacher in your child’s school gain national recognition and earn $20,000 for his or her school program.
The National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL), through its Toyota Teacher of the Year Award, is recognizing outstanding teachers who excel in creating innovative and successful opportunities for parental engagement and intergenerational learning.
If you know a teacher who works hard to involve parents, ask the teacher’s principal, director or supervisor to fill out the application, which should be completed by Feb. 1 at http://www.famlit.org/toyota-teacher-of-the-year-nomination-form/.
In addition to earning $20,000 for his or her program, the winner will receive a free trip to the 2012 National Conference on Family Literacy from March 25 through March 27 in San Diego.
The award seeks high-performing teachers who serve parents and children with a strong intergenerational approach to helping them learn together and/or use innovative ways to engage parents in their children’s education.
Emily Kirkpatrick is Vice President at the National Center for Family Literacy, a non-profit organization that encourages families to learn together to improve the literacy, language and life skills of both parents and children.