Qualifications of Applicants for Victoria D. De Sanchez
Northern Virginia Hispanic Teacher of the Year Award
This award will be presented each year to an excellent PK-12 Northern Virginia Hispanic teacher who consistently demonstrates exceptional skill and dedication. The awardee will have distinguished himself or herself as a leader and outstanding classroom communicator who enjoys the respect of students, parents, and co-workers. In addition, the applicant must document their contribution to their local community.
A committee of local Hispanic businesspersons including representatives from Marymount University will review all nominations. This committee will select the awardee by majority vote of the committee members.
The winner of the Northern Virginia Hispanic Teacher of the Year Award will receive $2,000 and a commemorative plaque, to be presented at the annual Marymount University School of Education and Human Services Awards Banquet, on Monday May 14, 2013.
Qualifications of Applicants:
1. For the purposes of this award, “Hispanic” or “Latino” teachers are those who classified themselves in one of the specific Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino categories listed on the Census 2000 questionnaire.
2. Candidates must be fluent in Spanish and English.
3. Nominees must teach full-time PK-12 classes in any of the following Northern Virginia school districts: Alexandria, Arlington County, Fairfax County, Fairfax City, Falls Church, Fauquier County, Fredericksburg City, Loudoun County, Manassas City, Manassas Park, Prince Williams County, and Stafford County.
4. The nominee must be full-time Hispanic public school teacher currently working in a PK-12 school, with at least five years of professional teaching experience in Northern Virginia public schools.
5. The nominee must demonstrate a superior ability to impart knowledge to students and to inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn.
6. Nominee must be an exceptionally skillful and dedicated teacher who is planning to continue in an active teaching status.
7. Nominee must have the respect and admiration of students, parents, and co-workers. They should play active and useful roles in their communities and schools.
8. Nominees should demonstrate a willingness to devote time and energy to activities that result in improved instruction for children.
9. Nominees should demonstrate a desire to keep abreast of current educational theories and practices through continued staff development and by attending workshops and seminars in their particular areas of teaching.
10. Nominees should demonstrate the ability and willingness to contribute to the field of education by conducting seminars and workshops and by being involved in training and assisting fellow teachers in their professional development.