Nominations for the 2019 Mary V. Bicouvaris Virginia Teacher of the Year Program (Superintendent’s Memo #052-18)


All public and accredited nonpublic schools are invited to participate in the 2019 Mary V. Bicouvaris Virginia Teacher of the Year Program to select the next Virginia Teacher of the Year and to honor teachers who represent the best in teaching in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation.

The program is open to all teachers in pre-kindergarten through grade 12, including school librarians, guidance counselors, and reading specialists, who hold a current renewable Virginia teaching license in the assigned teaching area.  Teachers must be employed in a Virginia public or accredited nonpublic school.  Candidates should be dedicated, knowledgeable and skilled, and plan to continue in an active teaching status.  Candidates who accept administrative or supervisory positions will relinquish their eligibility.  Candidates must hold a five-year, renewable Virginia license issued by the Virginia Board of Education.  Teachers holding provisional, provisional (special education), provisional (career switcher), eligibility, or international educator licenses are not eligible to participate in the program.

The application must be signed by the teacher, principal, and division superintendent.  The original application packet and six copies must be received by the Virginia Department of Education on or before Friday, May 25, 2018.


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