September 16, 2017

VFW National Teacher award nominations being accepted

From Veterans of Foreign Wars Deschutes Post No. 4108,

VFW Smart/Maher National Citizenship Education Teacher Award

This award is to recognize classroom teachers for promoting citizenship education. Three teachers, one from each level (grades k-5, 6-8 & 9-12) are selected at VFW Post, District, Department and National level.

All current classroom teachers (teaching at least half of the school day in a classroom) are eligible.

Nominations can be submitted by fellow teachers, supervisors, or other interested individuals (not relatives).

Deadline for submitting nominees to VFW Deschutes Post 4108 is October 31, 2017. The following items need to be submitted:

- Teacher’s entry form
- Essay by individual making the nomination (Up to 350 words)
- Teacher’s one page resume (no more than two sides)
- Up to five pages (two sided) of documentation such as peer, administration, parent, student recommendations, articles, student/parent comments etc.
- Good quality head and shoulders photo of the teacher.

Chairperson for VFW Deschutes Post 4108, 2017 Teacher of the Year is:

Don DeLand
Cell: 503-869- 0318

The VFW Department (state level) Teacher of the Year for 2016 was Mark Winger, Redmond High School. I am available anytime to answer questions or assist in your nominations. I am looking forward to another Redmond School District, Redmond, Terrebonne, Tumalo area teacher nomination moving up to National level.

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