Nomination Application Process

Due to Covid19, the Hispanic Youth Foundation of Northern Virginia is not accepting applications for the Teacher of the Year Award in 2020. Please check back in early 2021 for more information. 

A written Nomination Portfolio may come from a candidate or a nomination may be submitted by a colleague. All combined materials (excluding letters of recommendation) should not exceed 15 pages. Content beyond the 15 page limit will not be considered.

The Nomination Portfolio must include:

  • Educational History
  • Professional Development Activities
  • Professional Biography
  • Community Involvement
  • Philosophy of Teaching
  • Educational Trends and Issues of particular interest
  • Letter(s) of Support for applicant
  • Contact information for candidate (email and cell phone)

Although not required, nominators or candidates may attach additional supporting material, such as, examples of teacher’s writing, student work samples, or any other examples of how the teacher has impacted student learning.

Entire application, including supporting materials should NOT exceed 15 pages (excluding letters of recommendation). Additional pages beyond the 15 page limit will not be considered or reviewed. 

Please review the Selection Criteria. Use the Selection Criteria description as a guide for responding to each criterion. Note the points for each component of the Nomination Portfolio.

Material should be typed and double-spaced.


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