All teachers, students, administrators, parents, volunteers, partners in education and community members are invited to participate in the nomination of the 2013-14 North Little Rock School District Teacher of the Year.
"The North Little Rock School District is continuing its tradition of alternating the honor between elementary and secondary teachers," said Shara Brazear, school spokeswoman.
North Little Rock School District’s current Teacher of the Year is Marybeth Norcross, who is from Lakewood Middle School.
For the 2013-14 school year, the North Little Rock School District Teacher of the Year will be an elementary teacher.
"The search is not for the best teacher but one who exemplifies the finest in the profession," Brazear said. "Many qualifications will be considered, but the most important one is the ability to inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn and become world class students."
A teacher may be nominated by completing a nomination form and emailing it back to Brazear at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Wednesday, April 17.
"All teacher nominees will be notified by email by Friday, April 19 and requested to complete application materials by Friday, April 26," she said.
Five finalists will be notified on, or before, Friday, May 3 of their interview time on Thursday, May 9.
The North Little Rock Teacher of the Year for 2013-14 will be selected by a committee from the community who will interview the five finalists.
Selection interviews for the five finalists will be held between 1-3:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, as well as a reception for all nominees at 3:45 p.m. in the boardroom of the NLR School District Administration Building at 2700 N. Poplar Street in North Little Rock. The new NLRSD Teacher of the Year will be announced at the reception.
"He or she will be asked to complete approximately 14 pages of narrative material to submit to the Arkansas Department of Education in September," she said. "An Arkansas Teacher of the Year will be selected to represent the state in the National Teacher of the Year program."