• ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR NOMINEES

    Teacher of the Year

    • Nominees must be contracted teachers/counselors/instructional coaches/media specialists/athletic trainers in grades K-6 and 7-12 with a minimum of 1 completed year of teaching experience in the Duneland School Corporation.

    • Teacher of the Year candidates are to exhibit the following:  

      • Ability to create a love of learning in students of all abilities and backgrounds

      • Sets high expectations for all students

      • Utilizes research-based instructional strategies 

      • Acts with integrity and professionalism

      • Serves as a role model for other teachers in corporation, school, department, and/or grade-level team

      • Models growth mindset by experimenting with new strategies to expand professional knowledge base and expertise

      • Strong communication skills

      • Displays energy, enthusiasm, and positive attitude

      • Exhibits strong work ethic

    • Previous winners/finalists are ineligible for 2 years from their recognition. 

    Employee of the Year

    • Nominees must be classified employees in the Duneland School Corporation who have been employed a minimum of 1-year at the beginning of the nomination period (February 1, 2024).  An individual may be nominated who works full-time or part-time in any classified position.

    • The nomination should focus on the work done by the employee during the regular course of his/her employment.

    • Employee of the Year candidates exhibit the following qualities:

      • Works efficiently and diligently to complete duties in a timely fashion

      • Exhibits desire and ability to exceed established quality standards

      • Excellent attendance and punctuality

      • Shows initiative in carrying out the duties of the job

      • Promotes educational goals of district/school

      • Motivates others

      • Communicates effectively 

      • Exhibits a positive attitude

      • Demonstrates care and support for others

      • Outstanding performance in carrying out duties

      • Fosters a positive work environment

    • Previous winners/finalists are ineligible for 2 years from their recognition.