The nomination process is now open for the 2022 Arizona EL Teacher of the Year!!
Submissions must be received by the end of day, August 31, 2022
The Arizona EL Teacher of the Year award is back and we cannot be more thrilled!
Do you know an outstanding Arizona teacher of English Learners who deserves to be recognized? The Office of English Language Acquisition Services (OELAS), in collaboration with a panel of distinguished peers, will select an exemplary Arizona English learner educator.
OELAS invites you to nominate a teacher for this prestigious award. Nominees should meet the following criteria:
- Appropriately Certified Teacher
*(includes being endorsed (SEI, ESL, and/or BLE Endorsement) or having evidence of completing the SEI Endorsement coursework if teaching at a charter school)
- Currently teaching English Learners (ELs)
- Presently employed in an Arizona school (district or charter)
- Three or more years of successful teaching experience with ELs
The winner of the 2022 Arizona EL Teacher of the Year award will be honored along with the 2022 Arizona EL Student Success Stories winners at the annual OELAS Conference. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to nominate an extraordinary teacher of ELs from your district or charter. This is a chance for you to celebrate their amazing accomplishments and dedication to the success of English learners.
Nomination form: Fillable Word Version | Fillable PDF Version
Required English Learner Data Template: Excel
This file has a worksheet for Kindergarten, Elementary, and Secondary. Please download and complete the applicible worksheet to submit.
Process and Timeline:
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Educator Nominations Due
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Selected nominees will be notified and will be asked to complete a full application.
Friday, September 30, 2022
Full Applications Due
Review of redacted applications in collaboration with a panel of distinguished peers
October - Novermber 2022
2022 Arizona EL Teacher of the Year will be notified and announced
2021 Educator Celebrations
Previous Arizona EL Teachers of the Year
Should you have any questions, please reach out to us at [email protected].