Teacher of the Year Contest Guidelines

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Teacher of the Year Guidelines

Eligibility Requirements

Any educator or instructor teaching in an elementary, middle or high school during the 2020-21 school year for which children of Madison customers attend.
Qualifying schools include:

School Name  Community
Alhambra Elementary Alhambra
Highland Middle School Alhambra/Highland
Highland High School Alhambra/Highland
Civic Memorial High School Bethalto
Wilbur Trimpe Middle School Bethalto
Parkside Primary School Bethalto
Bethalto East Primary School Bethalto
Wolf Ridge Elementary & Junior High Bunker Hill 
Bunker Hill High School Bunker Hill
Ben-Gil Elementary Benld/Gillespie
Gillespie Middle School Benld/Gillespie
Gillespie High School Benld/Gillespie
South Macoupin Head Start Benld
Lincoln Middle School Edwardsville
Edwardsville High School Edwardsville
Hamel Elementary Hamel
Liberty School Hamel
St. Paul School Hamel 
Midway Elementary Midway 
Meadowbrook Intermediate School Moro
Mt. Olive Elementary & Junior High Mt. Olive
Mt.Olive High School Mt. Olive
St. Peter's Lutheran School Prairietown
Shipman Elementary Shipman
Southwest Macoupin Head Start Shipman/Brighton
Southwestern Middle School Shipman/Piasa
Southwestern High School Shipman/Piasa
Zion Lutheran School Staunton
Staunton Elementary & Junior High Staunton
Staunton High School Staunton
Worden Elementary Worden



Candidates should be nominated based on one or more of the following criteria. Nomination forms should include details which outline how the teacher demonstrated outstanding leadership in one or more of these areas:

   1. Nominee made a significant contribution to student advancement
      in one or more academic areas.
   2. Nominee initiated a program which resulted in measurably higher
      student achievement levels.
   3. Nominee and/or nominee's program significantly impacted student
      morale, well-being and/or attitude.
   4. Nominee dedicated extra-curricular time, performing above and
      beyond standard expectation levels for his or her teaching responsibilities.

Nomination Deadline and Submission

Nomination forms must be submitted through Madison's web site. Nomination forms will be accepted March 1, 2021 thru March 31, 2021 at 4:59 p.m. Forms which do not meet the criteria or eligibility requirements will not be considered. Further, Madison reserves the right to determine eligibility. Each nomination form must be completed in full, providing a 250 word or less description of the reason for the nomination.

Voting and Winner Selection

All qualifying nominations will be posted to Madison's web site for purposes of viewing and voting. Should a nominated teacher choose not to release his or her nomination profile or photo for publication, said teacher will automatically become ineligible for the award. To cast a vote for a nominated teacher, you must hit the submit button located at the bottom of the "Teacher Nomination" profile posted on Madison's web site. Voting begins on April 1, 2021.  Limit one vote per person per day.  Qualifying votes must be submitted through Madison's web site by no later than 11:59 p.m., April 30th, 2021.  Winners will be announced online on or around May 1, 2021.