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Hawaii Teacher of the Year

2020 Hawai‘i State Teacher of the Year Application Directions


To be considered during the selection process, ALL required application materials must be submitted by Friday, February 28, 2020, to the Teacher of the Year Committee Chair at healthy.keiki@gmail.com.

Required Application Materials

  • Hawai‘i State Teacher of the Year Application Form

  • Verification of Teaching Assignment Form

  • Two letters of recommendation (as listed below)

  • Award criteria (as specified for each award category)

  • Headshot photo (JPEG at 300 dpi minimum)

Letters of Recommendation

  • Two letters of recommendation must be included with the application

    • At least one letter must be from a fellow teacher

    • At least one letter must be from a current administrator/supervisor

  • Letters should be directly related to the awards criteria listed for each award. 

  • It is recommended that the letters are written on letterhead.

Award Criteria

When completing the award criteria, please use the following format:

  • Responses to the award criteria should be in one Word document. Please do NOT submit responses to each criterion answer in separate Word documents.

  • Bold the criterion as a heading (see example below).

  • Provide your qualifications relevant to each criterion in paragraph form below the bolded criterion heading (see example below).  Write no more than one page of text for each criterion - single-spaced, 12-point font.

  • Consideration for the award is based on the responses for the criteria.

  • Example format for Award Criteria:

1. Conducts an appropriate physical education program as reflected in the students’ individualized education programs and generally accepted standards of practice for physical education

Begin to write your answer to the criterion below the bolded heading in unbolded font.

For the complete application packet, go to http://bit.ly/2020HAHPERDTOY            Revised 04/2019

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