2018-2019 Governor’s Educator of the Year Program

    2018-2019 Governor’s Educator of the Year Program Eligibility Requirements

    2018-19 Governor’s Educator of the Year (GEOY) Nomination Form

    Any educators nominated for this award must meet all of the following requirements:

    • Be an exceptionally skilled and dedicated licensed classroom teacher (PreK through grade12 in a public or charter school) where teaching is the primary responsibility rather than administrative or supervisory responsibilities or an educational services professional (ESP) who is listed as one of the eligible enrollment areas
    • Must have a 2017-18 summative rating of at least effective; if the teacher or the ESP has not received a 2017-18 summative rating at the time of application, then their practice rating should be at least effective or the equivalent
    • Be an expert in the field who inspires students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn
    • Actively collaborate with colleagues, students, and families to create a strong culture of respect and success
    • Demonstrate leadership and innovation in educational activities at the school, district and/or state and national levels that take place both within and outside the school setting • Have the respect and admiration of students, parents and colleagues
    • Have not earned the title of school or County Teacher of the Year nor ESP of the Year for the past five (5) years
    • Must be teaching in the Township of Ocean School District for a minimum of five (5) full school years
    • Must have an intention to remain employed with the Township of Ocean School District for at three (3) years

    In order to compete for Educational Services Professional of the Year nominees must be classified as one of the following:

    Anti-Bullying Specialist

    Athletic Trainer

    Mathematics Specialist/Mathematics Coach

    Basic Skills Teacher

    Paraprofessional (Instructional only)

    Behavior Specialist

    Reading Specialist/Reading Coach

    Cooperative Education Coordinator/Hazardous Occupations

    School Nurse

    School Occupational Therapist

    Director of School Counseling Services/Child Study Team

    School Physical Therapist 

    School Social Worker 

    Educational Interpreter (Cued Speech, Transliteration, Oral Interpreting, Sign Language Interpreting)

    Speech Language Specialist

    Student Assistant Coordinator

    Technology Coach

    Guidance / School Counselor

    Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant

    Library Media Specialist