• Eligibility Requirements

    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 5 completed years 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 3 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 5-years at the beginning of the nomination period (February 1, 2021).  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 3 years from their recognition.