Toyota Teacher of the Year award doubles to $20,000

Double the award funding and a more inclusive focus are two of the new features for the 2012 Toyota Teacher of the Year award that NCFL is announcing today. The winning teacher’s program will receive $20,000, and educators who demonstrate exemplary educational practices in family learning and parent engagement are eligible for the award.

The nomination form, which should be completed online, is due no later than Feb. 1.

In addition to winning $20,000 for his or her program, the winner will receive a free trip to the 2012 National Conference on Family Literacy to be held March 25 through March 27 in San Diego. One runner-up will receive a $2,500 grant for his/her program and a scholarship to the conference.

The award will honor high-performing teachers who serve parents and children with a strong intergenerational approach to help them learn together and/or use innovative ways to engage parents in their children’s education.

The nomination form must be completed by the nominee’s principal, director or program coordinator/supervisor, and the nominee must answer the final question.

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