Nominate an Outstanding Young Educator
Do you know a dedicated young educator? Through ASCD's Outstanding Young Educator Award (OYEA) program, the association recognizes professionals who are 40 or younger and make a positive difference in education every day.
The OYEA program celebrates teachers and administrators who exemplify a passion for excellence in educating the whole child, demonstrating leadership; improving student engagement, achievement, and learning; and contributing to the education profession.
The nominations process is currently open and will close on August 1, 2012. Here's how the process works:
- Nominations are submitted online.
- You can nominate a candidate or self-nominate. There are two award categories, teacher and administrator.
- The ASCD Selection Committee reviews the online nomination.
- Exemplary nominees are asked to submit a personal statement.
- Select candidates are invited to participate in a video interview.
- The committee selects a group of honorees.
- The OYEA winner is chosen from among the honorees.
- The award is presented to OYEA winners at ASCD's Annual Conference.
For more information about the OYEA program and to check out this year's winners—Matt McClure, superintendent of Cross County Schools in Cherry Valley, Ark., and Liliana Aguas, a teacher at Leconte Elementary School in Berkeley, Calif.—go to
www.ascd.org/oyea. Also, listen to inspiring stories from past OYEA honorees at www.ascd.org/blog.