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Bibb County’s Teacher of the Year Program

 Teacher of the Year Selection Process for Selecting the 2017 Bibb Teacher of the Year

1. Each school selects a Teacher of the Year and an Alternate.

2. The names of the Teacher of the Year and the Alternate are sent to Kim Pelt, Department of Communications/School and Community Affairs by May each year.

3. Members of the Bibb Teacher of the Year Committee review rules and guidelines with the Teachers of the Year as outlined in the Georgia Teacher of the Year Application Packet, which is updated by the state each spring.

4. The Teacher of the Year from each school completes the Georgia Teacher of the Year Application Packet.

5. The Teacher of the Year from each school submits the completed application packet to Kim Pelt, Department of Communications/School and Community Affairs, 484 Mulberry Street, Suite 365. The deadline this year is Friday, August 12 at noon.

6. Copies of the application packets are given to the members of the Bibb Teacher of the Year Committee.

7. Committee members read, evaluate and score the application packets.

8. Committee members choose finalists for the Bibb Teacher of the Year.

9. The Teacher of the Year from each school is recognized at the September board of education meeting.

10. Finalists for the Bibb Teacher of the Year are announced at the September board of education meeting.

11. Committee members conduct and score interviews with the Bibb Teacher of the Year finalists in September/October.

12. Committee members select the Bibb Teacher of the Year and the Alternate Bibb Teacher of the Year.

13. The Bibb Teacher of the Year finalists and the school-level Teachers of the Year are honored at the Bibb Teacher of the Year Awards Program, typically held in October.

14. The Bibb Teacher of the Year and the Alternate Bibb Teacher of the Year are announced at the awards program. Results remain a secret until they are announced at the awards program.

15. Committee members reread and review the final application packet with the Bibb Teacher of the Year. Committee members make comments and suggestions about the packet to the Bibb Teacher of the Year before the application packet is submitted to the GA DOE.

16. The Bibb Teacher of the Year submits a headshot photo to the GA DOE. The photo is submitted in a separate message from the application packet. (A color photo is preferred. Photos should be of the teacher (no students and no busy background in photo). Photos will be used in the TOTY media packets and audio/visual presentation and not in the selection process.)

17. The Bibb Teacher of the Year submits the completed application packet to the GA DOE by the deadline provided by Communications. Then, a panel of educators from across the state assesses these applications. Refer to the “Georgia Teacher of the Year Application Packet” for the process used at the state level.

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