By Ian Hanigan
It’s that time again.
Today is the day that three Irvine educators will find out that they’ve been selected as IUSD’s elementary, middle and high school Teachers of the Year.
The good news will once again travel by way of caravan, with school board member Lauren Brooks, Superintendent Terry Walker, Irvine Teachers Association President Tim Jamison and district staff making surprise visits to local campuses.
As we have in years past, we’re going to tag along and post the winners as they’re announced, so be sure to refresh this page every so often. We should point out that we’ll be sending our dispatches from our iPhone, so we have a good excuse for typos.
And here’s a little background:
Now in its 28th year, the Teacher of the Year program recognizes exceptional instructors at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Nominations are submitted by district employees, and candidates are later interviewed by a committee that includes teachers, principals and administrators.
That panel ultimately narrows the field to three using the following criteria: Evidence of a wide range of instructional strategies used effectively; commitment to the teaching profession; and demonstration of Irvine teachers’ values of integrity, empowerment, learning, collaboration and trust.
IUSD also recognizes a handful …read more
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