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February 12, 2007

Press Release #25/06-07
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 12, 2007
Contact: David Mustonen, Communications Coordinator, (313) 827-3006


Nominate A Teacher Today
No Really, Do It TODAY!


Nomination forms for the 2006-07 Alberta Muirhead Teacher of the Year Award, sponsored by the Dearborn Chamber of Commerce, are now available on the district web site at www.dearbornschools.org and on the Dearborn Chamber of Commerce web site at www.dearbornchamber.org. Forms must be completed and turned in by March 16, 2007.
Students can nominate teachers whom they feel have made outstanding contributions to the teaching profession. Preschool through fifth-grade students are asked to describe how their teacher has created a classroom where learning is positive and fun. Middle schoolers (Grades 6-8) will need to explain how their teacher connects classroom learning with everyday life. Students in high school must describe how their teacher is preparing them to be successful beyond high school. Adults are allowed to assist in the application process but nominations must come from students. No more than two teachers can be nominated by a student and applications will be assessed on quality of the nomination, not on the number received. Award judges are members of the Dearborn Chamber Education Committee and are not provided with the teachers’ names.
“The district truly appreciates the Chamber for hosting this yearly event that recognizes outstanding teachers in Dearborn,� commented Dr. Artis, Superintendent of Dearborn Schools
Teachers make a difference in students’ lives. Teachers selected to receive the Teacher of Year award are being recognized as positive role models who consistently provide unique, productive, positive classroom experiences. Nominated teachers may be new or veterans. Applications are also available at all Dearborn Public Schools and the district Administration Office, 18700 Audette. Please mail both sides of the nomination form to the Dearborn Chamber Office, 15544 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126 or fax to (313) 584-9818
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