Teacher Leader Award

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The KCPS Teacher Leader Award is being introduced in 2017 following feedback from staff during the development of our strategic plan.  The award is part of the school district’s goal of excellence in culture.  The Teacher Leader Award aims to recognize outstanding teachers by sharing stories of their success with others.

Who is a teacher leader?

Teacher Leaders transform their classrooms, schools, and profession, activating teacher growth and achieving equity and excellence for students.  Daily, they are Inspiring Leaders and Changing Futures, One Child at a Time…

Teacher leaders display one or more of the following qualities:

Qualities of a Teacher Leader

Who may nominate someone?

Teacher Leaders may be nominated by any stakeholder (parent, student, co-worker, community member) for the award.

When will teachers be selected for the award?

Nominations will be reviewed the last week of each calendar month and teachers will be notified of their selection during the week that follows. Nominations are due by 12:00 noon on the Monday of the last week of the month. Teachers may be nominated multiple times, however, the same teacher may only win the award once each school year.

Who reviews the nominations?

A review committee consisting of the Superintendent/designee, certified staff, classified staff, and community representatives review the nominations each month.

How do I nominate someone for the award?

Fill out our online nomination form or visit our Central Office for assistance completing the nomination. Each department supervisor or principal can also direct you to this site and help you completing the nomination if you require technical assistance.

Who do I contact if I have questions about the award?

Our Office of District Communications oversees district-level award programs. Call (606)546-3157 or e-mail communications@knox.kyschools.us.