2017 Teacher of Year Nominee Information

SREF strictly adheres to the FLDOE-Macy’s Nomination Process, TOY 2017 Eligibility, and TOY 2017 Criteria.  The SREF Teacher of the Year Selection Committee is made up of former Santa Rosa Teachers of the Year, administrators, and local business and community leaders. The educator selected as Santa Rosa Teacher of the Year serves as Santa Rosa County’s nominee for Florida Teacher of the Year.

The Florida Teacher of the Year serves as the Christa McAuliffe Ambassador for Education, pursuant to s.1012.77, F.S., for one school year. In this capacity, he or she acts as a representative and spokesperson for the teaching profession. The Ambassador represents the Department of Education throughout the state in a variety of settings including public appearances, membership on education and civic task forces, and instructional coaching. As the Florida Department of Education-Macy’s Teacher of the Year, the Ambassador for Education also participates in the National Teacher of the Year Program as the state’s delegate, as well as in various events for Macy’s.

Santa Rosa Timeline

2017 National Teacher of the Year selection process

October 27th –   TOY Nominee Names & TOY Information Forms due to SREF by Noon

(May be sent by email to purdonc@santarosa.k2.fl.us)

November 4th –  Teacher of the Year Informational Meeting, 4:00 -5:00 p.m., Santa Rosa School Board Room, 5086 Canal St, Milton – ALL SCHOOL Teachers of the Year should attend.

December 1st, December 2nd, and December 3rd –   TOY Classroom Videos (3-5 minutes each) More information will be provided at the TOY Info Meeting

December 4th – TOY Packets due to SREF by noon

January 14th – Announce Santa Rosa Teacher of the Year.

February 26th– Golden Apple Celebration, New World Landing, 6:00 p.m. Social, 7:00 p.m. Dinner & Awards

All selection dates may be found on the SREF website calendar.