Teacher of the Year

Annually, district parents, patrons, and staff are asked to nominate an El Dorado Public Schools classroom teacher to be recognized as the USD 490 Teacher of the Year.

At that time, nominees will be asked to confirm their place on the ballot by submitting a brief professional resume’ within the following week.  Resumes will be distributed electronically to all district certified staff that will, by a method determined in each building, indicate which nominee is to receive endorsement at the District Recognition Selection Committee meeting.  If the building representative is a nominee the Superintendent will appoint an alternate staff representative. 

The District Recognition Selection Committee will select the USD 490 Teacher of the Year.  The award will be announced as part of American Education Week. 

The District Teacher of the Year will then select a committee of three (3) colleagues to provide support in the nomination processes for the Kansas Master Teacher and Kansas Teacher of the Year awards.  The support committee and the District Teacher of the Year will assist the Director of Information in the development and submission of formal nomination materials.  They will be provided with a half-day release time to work collaboratively; as well as complimentary tickets and transportation to any recognition banquets supporting the District Teacher of the Year as a nominee for these two statewide recognitions. 

Use the following link to read about the qualifications and to get the link for the nomination form...  https://www.usd490.org/page/di...