OF THE YEAR PROGRAM
VFW will recognize and honor the top Elementary (K-5), Junior High (6-8), and
High School (9-12) teacher of the year, who teaches citizenship and education
topics, and promotes America’s history, traditions, and institutions. Attributes considered will be the scope of
the teaching on both the students and the community.
WHO CAN SUBMIT
supervisors, or any other interested individual may submit nominations. Self-submitted nominations are not
individual must submit the
nominated teacher’s name on the completed VFW Teacher Nomination Form. Include with the form a 350 word or less
description of why the nominee should be selected. Describe the teacher’s innovative teaching
and resource development methods, as well as his/her dedication to
teaching. Submit these to the local VFW
Post no later than February 15, 2017.
Commander/Chairman will complete the application by ensuring that the following
items are included. This is a must list (without all six items, the application
will be considered incomplete, and will not be judged).
A.) Original "VFW Teacher Nomination
B.) Description of teacher’s methods/accomplishments(350 words or less)
C.) National "Post Teacher Entry Form”
D.) One page resume (may use both sides)
E.) Do Not Exceed five 8 ½ x 11
pages of documentation.
F.) Good quality head and shoulder
Teacher of the Year Post Entry Form
Teacher of the Year Brochure
Post Commanders/Chairmen: The above items must be included exactly as
stated or your entry may be returned or even disqualified at the District
Only one nominee
will be selected from each of the three categories. Selected applications must be forwarded to
District to arrive no later than March 15, 2017.
District will then
judge and select only one nominee in each of the three categories. District Commander/Chairman will complete the
District portion of the "Post Teacher Entry Form”. Selected entries will be forwarded directly
to the Department Chairman. Deadline for
receipt of District entries to the Department Chairman is December 15, 2012. Applications must include all of the
above items. Only entries from the
District Commander or District Chairman will be accepted at the Department
level. District must include "District
Teacher of the Year Award Report Form”. This is to assure that all participating Posts receive credit.
NOTE to District Chairman: It is your responsibility to
ensure that Posts have included all six items described above and that they are
as specified. If you do not receive the
proper documents from Posts, send them back to the Post for correction. Do NOT pass them on to Department.
It is also your responsibility to ensure the District
Teacher of the Year Award Report Form is filled out properly and submitted
to Department. If the above requirements are not met it could result in the
disqualification of your Districts entry.
Post: Received no
later than February 15, 2017.
District: Received no later than March 15, 2017.
State: Received no
later than March 30, 2017.
One winner only in
each category (elementary, junior high, high school) will be awarded the
following at our State Convention in June 2017.
Teacher of the year jacket
$150.00 in travel expenses
Five (5) points will
be awarded in the All-State program for each category if a Post sponsors or
co-sponsors a teacher for judging. The
District Chairpersons must report all Posts that submitted entries to the
See reports &
forms page on the department website at www.vfwmi.org
for documents on this program.
Harry "Les” Croyle, Director James
M. Galen, Assistant Director
30086 Trailwood Drive 76200 North Ave.
Warren, Michigan 48092 Armada, Michigan
Jane Dady VFW Auxiliary Chairman
953 North US 23
East Tawas, MI. 48730