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Our Staff Recognition Program

  


NOMINATIONS NOW CLOSED


  

At LHUSD, we recognize the extraordinary contributions made by teachers and staff every day to improve the lives of students in Lake Havasu City.  To honor their work, we invite community members, parents, colleagues, and students to nominate a teacher or staff member who they feel deserves this special recognition.

Each school site will form a school-based committee and determine a Teacher of the Year (TOY) based on the nominations. Of those teachers, one will be named the LHUSD Teacher of the Year.  Additionally, a Rookie Teacher of the Year and Staff Member of the Year will be selected annually by nomination and determined by a district-based committee.

The online nomination phase will open January 8, 2018 - February 28, 2018. The site-based Teachers of the Year will be announced in March. On May 17, 2018, at the Chamber Mixer, the District Teacher of the Year, Rookie Teacher of the Year and Staff of the Year will be recognized during a reception attended by honorees’ families, friends, students, colleagues, and community members to celebrate this special honor.

To be eligible for nomination, a school site teacher must have completed 3 consecutive years teaching in LHUSD schools and currently teach in the district. He/she must teach students on a regular basis (40% of the time).  To be eligible for nomination for Rookie Teacher of the Year, a teacher must have between 1-3 years of teaching experience.  To be eligible for Staff Member of the Year, he/she must have completed 3 consecutive years of employment in the district.

 


 

Staff Member of the Year recipients should possess and consistently demonstrate:

  • Strong leadership qualities (leads change process, improves work climate, engages in shared leadership and team building).
  • Commitment to high standards (demonstrates capacity for sustained effort and hard work; sets high standards of performance for self and others).
  • Clear vision and commitment to service (focuses on achievement and results).
  • A higher level of professionalism (serves as a role model).
  • Exceptional skills and knowledge related to position (communicates effectively, demonstrates technical expertise and continued growth).
  • Significant impact and influence (has made a difference at site/district/county/ community level).
  • Energy, enthusiasm, a positive attitude, and dependability.

 

Teacher of the Year recipients should possess and consistently demonstrate:

  • The ability to create a love of learning in students of all abilities and backgrounds.
  • A commitment to high standards for students, self, and others.
  • A strong sense of values, integrity, and professional ethics; serves as a role model for professionalism.
  • The ability to learn and experiment with new ideas in order to expand his or her professional knowledge base.
  • Strong human relations/strong cooperative skills with students, parents, colleagues, administration, and community.
  • Knowledge of subject and curriculum content, of student growth and development, of instruction and assessment.
  • Clear vision and understanding of his or her beliefs and practices.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Energy, enthusiasm, a positive attitude, and dependability.
  • Significant impact and influence -  has made a difference at site/district/community.

 

Rookie Teacher of the Year recipients should possess and consistently demonstrate:

  • The ability to create a love of learning in students of all abilities and backgrounds.
  • A commitment to high standards for students, self, and others.
  • A strong sense of values, integrity, and professional ethics; serves as a role model for professionalism.
  • Strong human relations/strong cooperative skills with students, parents, colleagues, administration, and community.
  • Knowledge of subject and curriculum content, of student growth and development, of instruction and assessment.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Energy, enthusiasm, a positive attitude, and dependability.

 

The LHUSD Teacher of the Year will be nominated for the Arizona Rural Teacher of the Year through Arizona Rural Schools Association. All recognized employees will be honored at the May Chamber of Commerce Mixer.

 


NOMINATION FORM - NOW CLOSED


Click the link below to nominate an LHUSD employee for School Site Teacher of the Year, Rookie Teacher of the Year, or Staff Member of the Year. In addition to exemplary job performance, nominees should exhibit outstanding effectiveness in working with students, service to their school and school improvement, commitment to modeling and mentoring excellence in education, and professional involvement.


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