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2017 Teacher and Principal of the Year Application Portal Now Open

The 2017 Teacher and Principal of the Year online application portal is now open.

Please click here to download a guide for using the online application system. Teacher and principal candidates for the awards may begin creating their online application now.

Charter School Guidelines

  • Each charter school/CMO should develop their own process to determine which candidates will submit state-level applications:
    • Principal applications: The principal at a single-site school may submit an application. CMOs may nominate or identify one principal per division (elementary, middle, high) to participate.
    • Teacher applications: Each single-site school and each CMO may submit up three overall Teacher and three overall Principal of the Year candidates, one per division (elementary, middle, high), to participate.
  • It is permissible to resubmit teacher and principal candidates who participated in the state competition previously, including last year.

January 29, 2016 is the deadline for teachers and principals to submit their state-level online application. Teachers and principals are encouraged to begin creating their online application as soon as they are identified. The system allows users to begin adding information, save work and exit, and return at a later time to complete.

Many candidates like to use the Christmas holidays to work on their applications. Reaching out with questions as soon as possible is encouraged.

To visit the Teacher and Principal of the Year website, click here.

Questions should be sent to ExcellentEducators@la.gov.