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Nominate Your Favorite Greenwich Teacher

GREENWICH, Conn. — Do you know an exceptional teacher in your child's school? You can show your appreciation by nominating him or her for Greenwich's 2012 Distinguished Teacher Award.

The award committee is a nonprofit organization established in 1984 to recognize and celebrate excellence among the teaching staff in the Greenwich Public Schools. The committee includes teachers, administrators, parents and Board of Education members who serve three-year terms. Award winners are selected solely on the basis of written information provided in their nomination packets.

Teachers must be full-time staff members at Greenwich Public Schools; have completed at least five years of teaching by March 8, three of which must have been at Greenwich Public Schools; and be an employee in good standing as determined by the schools human resources department.

Either a professional colleague employed in the Greenwich Public Schools, a Greenwich schools administrator or a parent, a student or other current community member must make the nomination. This year, each candidate must complete a Distinguished Teachers Criteria Form. Nomination packets are available online and at your child's school.

The 2011 honorees were Greenwich High School social studies teacher Karen Boyea and mathematics teacher Jennifer Preli; North Mianus School kindergarten teacher Karen Foster; Riverside School fifth grade teacher Meredith Daniels; Eastern Middle School sixth grade science teacher Laura Donnelly; Glenville School Advanced Learning Program teacher for grades 2 through 5 Nan Nelson.

This year's finalists will be selected April 24 and announced the next day. They will be presented at the Board of Education meeting at Riverside School on April 26. The winners will be named at an award ceremony at Western Middle School on May 8.

Any questions about nominations or procedures can be directed to Kim Eves, director of communications, at 203-625-7415.

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