Boston, MA - Monday, February 6, 2017 - The Boston Public Schools (BPS), City of Boston, and the Boston Teachers Union (BTU) are pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Boston Educator of the Year Awards. The Educator of the Year Awards will recognize exemplary educators who go above and beyond to positively impact the lives of students in Boston.
"The Educator of the Year Awards are a great way to bring attention to our public schools' dedicated, caring staff who make a lasting difference in the lives of their students," said Mayor Martin J. Walsh. "I look forward to recognizing Boston's educators."
Teachers, administrators, students, families and community members, are invited to nominate exceptional educators to honor their work and dedication.
"Everyone remembers those incredible teachers that truly make a difference in your life," said School Committee Chairperson Michael O'Neill. "Having excellent teachers in front of every student, every day, is the best way for our students to succeed. Though so many of our hard-working and dedicated teachers are deserving, this award allows the City, the School Committee, the District and the BTU together to highlight truly exemplary educators who are leading the way for all their peers."
"Our teachers are the cornerstone of our community and I applaud each and every one of them for their hard work."
Superintendent Tommy Chang
Eligible nominees are Boston Public School teachers, paraprofessionals, librarians, and other support staff who contribute to the education of our students. Nominations are subject to review, approval, and confirmation by the BTU, and the BPS Office of Human Capital.
"We must acknowledge the dedication educators put into providing their students the best opportunities possible," said Superintendent Tommy Chang. "Our teachers are the cornerstone of our community and I applaud each and every one of them for their hard work."
The deadline for nomination submissions is March 1, 2017, at 5 pm. Award winners will be celebrated on April 12, 2017, at center court at the Boston Celtics' final regular-season home game.
"The Boston Teachers Union is pleased to join with the City and the school district to honor those who encourage the best of what goes on in our schools every day," said BTU President Richard Stutman. "We support great teaching and want to highlight great, dedicated teachers who go above and beyond to ensure our students reach their full potential."For more information, please visit bit.ly/eoyboston
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