December 1, 2009 TO: District Superintendents, Principals, SBCEO Superintendents and Administrators, County Board of Education Members, Parent Groups FROM: Petti Pfau, Director of Teacher Programs, 964-4711 ext. 5281 RE: 2010 Venoco Crystal Apple Educator Awards IMPORTANT: Please post and make available to all public school employees, parents and students. See other side for nomination details! Once again this year, Venoco, Inc. is sponsoring 10 Crystal Apple Educator Awards, five North County and five South County, in the following categories: Elementary Teacher - Grades K-6 Secondary Teacher - Grades 6-12 (middle, junior, or senior high) Certificated Support Provider- School, District, or Countywide Administrator - School Site, District Office Classified Employee - School Site, District Office School employees, parents and students are invited to nominate educators whom they feel have provided exceptional service to students. All nominations should be based on the exemplary character of the educator’s work, not solely on his or her popularity or longevity. If several people agree that an educator should be nominated, that group should submit one nomination form. As appropriate to each award category, the following criteria will be used by the Selection Committee. Members will be looking for information, including specific examples, illustrating that a person has exemplary: • Dedication to the education of students. • Ability to interact effectively with students. • Ability to interact effectively with staff and community to meet students’ needs. • Ability to challenge and inspire students to learn. • Instructional and motivational skills. The awards will be presented at the Teachers Network Education Celebration on May 27, 2009 to which recipients will be invited as guests. Each award includes a $500 honorarium. Nomination Instructions 2010 Venoco Inc. Crystal Apple Educator Awards 1. Download the Nomination form: www.sbceo.org/~impact2/ 2. Fill in the form. The best way to complete the form is to type the text in a separate Word document following this format exactly, then copy and paste it into the correct boxes on the form. This will allow you to use some formatting elements (cut/paste, spell-check) that are restricted if you type directly into the locked form. 3. If you are unable to use the downloaded form, please follow the format below in your own Word document. 4. Print a hard copy and send by the deadline to: Teacher Programs Department Santa Barbara County Education Office P. O. Box 6307 Santa Barbara, CA 93160-6307 Questions? 805-964-4711 ext. 5281 **DEADLINE: Friday, March 12, 2010** PAGE 1: Nominee and Nominator Information Name of nominee Award category: see other side for five categories Nominee’s school & district Nominee’s home address Nominee’s phone number Your name (if a committee, please give one contact name only) Your phone number Your address, including city and zip If anyone joins you in endorsing this nominee, list names here (limited to this page please). PAGE 2: Nomination Award category Nominee’s job title and responsibilities (grade, subject/s taught, other assignments where employee interacts with students). List THREE ADJECTIVES that describe your nominee. PAGES 3 & 4: Personal Anecdotes: REQUIRED FORMAT: For each anecdote provide name, title and relationship to nominee 1 inch margins, 12-point Times font, single spaced 250 word limit per anecdote 2 anecdotes per page; 4 total Print on plain white paper; no binders, covers etc. Personal anecdotal commentaries are extremely helpful in making the final selection for these awards. You are invited to provide up to four different perspectives from four different people to demonstrate the qualifications and character traits that your nominee possesses. However, you are only required to submit one Personal Anecdote. Anecdotes might include comments about your nominee’s: 1) dedication to the education of students; 2) ability to interact effectively with students; 3) ability to interact effectively with staff and community to meet students’ needs; 4) ability to challenge and inspire students to learn; 5) exemplary instructional and motivational skills. Please refrain from using your nominee’s name in the anecdotes.
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