Does your Rotary Club know a great teacher that deserves recognition?
Does your club want an easy way to help Rotary promote literacy?
If you answered “YES,” then your club needs to nominate a teacher for the 2019 Rotary District 6040 Literacy Teacher of the Year Award.  Great teachers deserve great rewards, and nothing is more effective than praise and recognition in the form of a community sponsored award!
The award was established to honor a teacher who is a powerful proponent of literacy and who has made significant contributions in the teaching of reading.  Special consideration is given to candidates who actively participate in local, state and/or national youth or vocational services, effectively interweave literacy into their involvement in these areas, and positively promote the ideals of Rotary.
 Two $1,000 awards will be offered, one to a primary teacher (grades K-6) and one to a secondary teacher (grades 7-12). To nominate an individual, your club must complete the Application Form and submit all supporting materials by the established deadline of February 22, 2019.
The process for selecting your club’s nominee is entirely up to your club. Clubs may opt to hold a local contest to identify a club nominee for the District Award or simply nominate a selected individual based on a club member’s recommendation or the recommendation of a local school principal or superintendent. The District 6040 award winners will be chosen from all submitted applications on or before April 1, 2019. The recipients of the Rotary District 6040 Teacher of the Year Award will be recognized at the Spring District 6040 Assembly scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 2019.
Following is the timeline for the selection process:
Fall, 2018                    Rotary Clubs are notified of the Rotary District 6040 Teacher of the Year Award, the process and timeline
February 22, 2019     Deadline for Collecting Club Nominations
March, 2019               Applications reviewed by District 6040 Teacher of the Year Award Committee
April 1, 2019               Recipient of the award is chosen and contacted about appearance at District Assembly
April 27, 2019             District Assembly and presentation of the award

For more information, please contact:
Janet Gooch, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Rotary 6040 District Literacy Chair