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Department of Education Reaches Out for Nominations for 2012 'Exemplary Educators'
The deadline for nominations is 4-6-12. Click here on More for detailed information.

January 30, 2012

 

 

TO:                 Chief School Administrators

                        Principals

                        Charter School Lead Persons

 

FROM:           Christopher D. Cerf

                        Acting Commissioner

                                   

SUBJECT:    2012 Exemplary Elementary Educator Recognition Program

           

            The New Jersey Department of Education invites public school districts and charter schools to participate in the 2012 Exemplary Elementary Educator Recognition Program.  The goal of this program is to identify exemplary educators for special recognition programs.  Your recommendations will identify educators who are valued by their school and community and who may ultimately receive prestigious national recognition. 

 

I encourage you to nominate candidates for the 2012 Exemplary Elementary Educator Recognition Program.   A certificate of recognition will be sent to you during the 2012-13 school year to present to each candidate that is selected for our Exemplary Educator Talent Pool.

 

            For this program, the department requests administrators identify exemplary elementary (grades K-5) teachers, specialists, and principals who are relatively new to the profession and who demonstrate exceptional teaching and leadership abilities.  Exemplary educators should exhibit strong knowledge and skills, an inspiring presence, and a clear vision for quality teaching and learning that has a positive impact on students, colleagues, and the school community.  Note that candidates should have a minimum of five years experience in education.

 

            Each district may recommend up to three educators by completing a               2012 Exemplary Elementary Educator Recommendation Packet for each candidate. 

 

 

 

 

 

Please refer to Information Sheet for more detailed information.  A completed 2012 Exemplary Educator Recommendation Packet should include:

1.      The attached2012 Exemplary Elementary Educator Recommendation Form;

2.      A one-page recommendation letter; and

3.      The candidate’s resume. 

           

            Your recommendation is confidential and should not be shared with the individual being recommended. If you need an electronic copy of the 2012 Exemplary Elementary Educator Recommendation Form or should you have any questions, please contact Nancy Besant, program coordinator, at nancy.besant@doe.state.nj.us.  Completed forms, resumes, and recommendation letters must be received by Friday, April 6, 2012. They should be mailed to:

 

New Jersey Department of Education

100 Riverview Plaza

P.O. Box 500

Trenton, NJ 08625-0500

Attn : Nancy Besant

 

            As always, your cooperation and assistance are greatly appreciated.

 

 

CDC/PM/NB/S:\MILKEN AWARDS\MILKEN 2012\EXEMPLARY EDUCATOR MEMO.DOC

Attachments

c:   State Board  Members

      Senior Staff

      Marie Barry

      Diane Shoener

      Pam Castellanos

      Nancy Besant

      Amy Ruck

      NJ LEE Group

      Garden State Coalition of Schools

      Executive County Superintendents

 

New Jersey Department of Education

2012 Exemplary Elementary Educator Recognition Program

 

Information Sheet

 

We invite you to recommend exemplary elementary (grades K-5) classroom teachers, specialists, and principals who have demonstrated the criteria listed below.

 

·              Exceptional educational talent as evidenced by effective instructional practices and student learning results in the classroom and school;

 

·              Exemplary educational accomplishments beyond the classroom that provide models of excellence for the profession;

 

·              Individuals whose contributions to education are largely unheralded yet worthy of the spotlight;

 

·              Early to mid-career educators (5-18 years of experience) who offer strong, long-range potential for professional and policy leadership; 

 

·              Engaging and inspiring presence that motivates and impacts students, colleagues, and the community.

 

 

This is a confidential process. Individuals should not be aware of this recommendation.

 

 

 

Recommendation Packet Checklist

 

The packet MUST include all of the following:

 

š       Completed and typed 2012 Exemplary Elementary Educator Recommendation Form

š       One-page signed recommendation letter on official letterhead explaining how the candidate meets the criteria

š       Resume (it does not need to be current)

 

Please complete a separate packet for each candidate.  Incomplete recommendation packets will be eliminated from the selection process.

 

Your completed 2012 Exemplary Elementary Educator Recommendation Packet(s) must be received by Friday, April 6, 2012.  They should be mailed to:

 

New Jersey Department of Education

100 Riverview Plaza

P.O. Box 500

Trenton, NJ 08625-0500

Attn: Nancy Besant

 

If you did not receive an ELECTRONIC COPY of the typed 2012 Exemplary Elementary Educator Recommendation Form or should you have any questions, please contact Nancy Besant at nancy.besant@doe.state.nj.us.

 

New Jersey Department of Education

 

2012 Exemplary Elementary Educator Recommendation Form

 

Directions: Please refer to the Information Sheet prior to completing this form.

               

HONOREE INFORMATION

 

NAME

 Dr.    Mr. 

 Ms.   Mrs. 

HOME ADDRESS (Street, City, State, Zip Code)

 

 

EMAIL ADDRESS

 

 

SELECT ONE:

 Classroom Teacher

 Principal

 Other (specify):

CLASSROOM TEACHER INFORMATION (Fill out only if recommending a classroom teacher/other)

 

NUMBER OF YEARS IN DISTRICT

 

 

NUMBER OF TOTAL YEARS IN EDUCATION

(not just at your school)

GRADE LEVEL(S) TAUGHT & POSITION

 

SUBJECT AREA

  English/Reading/Language Arts                Science                   World Languages (please specify)

  Mathematics                                               Social Studies         Elementary (all subjects)

  Other (please specify)

 

PRINCIPAL INFORMATION (Fill out only if recommending a principal)

 

NUMBER OF YEARS AS AN ADMINSTRATOR

 

 

TOTAL YEARS IN EDUCATION (include years as a teacher & administrator at other schools)

 

GRADE LEVELS IN THE BUILDING

 

SCHOOL INFORMATION

 

 

SCHOOL DISTRICT

 

 

 

SCHOOL

 

 

 

SCHOOL ADDRESS (Street, City, State, Zip Code)

 

 

 

SCHOOL PHONE (Include Area Code)

 

SCHOOL FAX

 


 

SUPERINTENDENT INFORMATION

 

NAME

 Dr.    Mr. 

 Ms.   Mrs. 

ADDRESS (Street, City, State, Zip Code)

 

 

EMAIL ADDRESS

 

 

PHONE NUMBER (Include Area Code)

PRINCIPAL INFORMATION

 

NAME

 Dr.    Mr. 

 Ms.   Mrs. 

EMAIL ADDRESS

 

 

PHONE NUMBER (Include Area Code)

SUPERVISOR INFORMATION (If different than above)

 

SUPERVISOR’S NAME

 Dr.    Mr. 

 Ms.   Mrs. 

EMAIL ADDRESS

 

 

PHONE NUMBER (Include Area Code)

REFERENCES

 

 

§  Please list the names, titles, email addresses, & phone number for the first three references, other than you;

§  The person completing the application should be listed as the fourth reference;

§  One of the references must be the candidate’s direct supervisor; and

§  The references will be contacted so they should know and work with the educator at the current time and be able to provide additional information that supports the candidate’s nomination.

 

REFERENCE # 1: NAME, TITLE, EMAIL ADDRESS & PHONE NUMBER (Include Area Code)

 

 Dr.    Mr. 

 Ms.   Mrs. 

 

REFERENCE # 2: NAME, TITLE, EMAIL ADDRESS & PHONE NUMBER (Include Area Code)

 

 Dr.    Mr. 

 Ms.   Mrs. 

 

REFERENCE # 3: NAME, TITLE, EMAIL ADDRESS & PHONE NUMBER (Include Area Code)

 

 Dr.    Mr. 

 Ms.   Mrs. 

 

REFERENCE # 4 (Author of application): NAME, TITLE, MAILING ADDRESS, EMAIL ADDRESS & PHONE NUMBER

 

 Dr.    Mr. 

 Ms.   Mrs. 

 


BACKGROUND INFORMATION

 

EDUCATION (Please list the most current first)

Schools Attended

Degree Earned

    Year of Graduation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indicate ethnicity of educator being recommended (optional):

 

       White                                                Black or African American     

       Asian                                                Native American Indian or Alaska Native       

       Hispanic or Latino                            Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

       Other (please specify)

EVALUATION COMPONENT

 

 

RATE the educator from 1 to 10 (10 being the highest) on the following four (4) criteria & provide a narrative to explain your rating.  Be detailed and thorough, with examples whenever possible.  Please use as much space as needed.

 

RATING #1:

 

 

Exceptional educational talent as evidenced by effective instructional practices and student learning     results in the classroom and school.

 

 

 

RATING #2:

Exemplary educational accomplishments beyond the classroom that provide models of excellence for the profession.  Include committees, mentoring, awards, publications, and presentations.

 

 

 

RATING #3:

Strong, long-range, potential for professional and policy leadership, i.e., predict the educator’s potential to demonstrate leadership in the profession.

 

 

 

RATING #4:

Engaging and inspiring presence that motivates and impacts students, colleagues, and the community.  Do students perform at higher levels due to the educator, pursue certain careers, credit their success to the educator, etc?

 

 

 

Cite evidence of student achievement gains as a result of the educator’s practices:

 

 

 

Cite any awards the educator has received:

 

 

Other comments:

 

 

 

 

 


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