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Projected 2014-15 Teacher of the Year Timeline

Dates Process

by February 7, 2014

Building-Level and System-Level Teacher of the Year 2014-15 selection process must be completed. The finalists are notified. System finalists must complete Sections I. II, III, IV and V in preparation for Center of Regional Excellence (CORE) Level Competition.

by 4:00 p.m. February 21, 2014

School System Directors or their designee submit System Level Teacher of the Year applications (one system finalist for each: Pre K-4; 5-8; 9-12). Each application must include Sections I-V. Mail the original application and 3 copies of each to the appropriate CORE office.

Memphis/Shelby (Memphis), Southwest (Jackson), Northwest (Martin), Mid Cumberland(Nashville), South Central (Shelbyville), Upper Cumberland (Cookeville), Southeast (Cleveland), East TN (Knoxville), First TN (Johnson City)

February 21 - March 7, 2014

Regional Judges will select the 2014-15 CORE Teachers of the Year. Winners will be notified no later than March 14, 2014.

Postmark deadline

April 11, 2014

CORE Teachers of the Year must add Sections VI, VII, and VIII of the application to articipate in the Grand Division and State Competition. Please submit the original application and 9 copies of all sections to:

Office of Educator Talent
ATTN: Dr. Johnny Crow
710 James Robertson Parkway,12th Floor, AJT
Nashville, TN 37243-0376

May-June 2014

Judges will select 9 finalists, one per CORE office. Each of the 9 finalists will participate in interviews for Tennessee Teacher of the Year.

August 2014

The 9 finalists will be interviewed. Three Grand Division Teachers of the Year will be selected. One of the three will be named Tennessee Teacher of the Year.

September 2014

Banquet/Announcement of the three Grand Division Winners and Tennessee Teacher of the Year.

Early November 2014

National Teacher of the Year Application due.