It takes a special person to be a great teacher: Every Monday during Live on 5, we'll award an amazing educator as the NewsChannel 5 Teacher of the Week.
Complete the entry form below to nominate a deserving teacher today.
To nominate a teacher, you must be a school principal, counselor, a parent of a school aged child, or student with parent permission. Nominations will be accepted for teachers of any grade level, from kindergarten through high school or vocational schools, who demonstrates some (but not necessarily all) of the following five qualifications:
Identify a teacher who demonstrates some (but not necessarily all) of the following five qualifications:
- -Persistence in giving personal best
- An inspiring example to others
- Educational success
- Strong contribution to school and/or community (through classroom activities, volunteerism, school clubs, extra-curricular activities, projects, etc.)
- Love of teaching
Fill out the entry form below or send a detailed letter including the information requested to NewsChannel 5:
If you choose to send your nomination in via mail, send a letter to the following address:
Attn: Teacher of the Week
3001 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115
A panel of judges will make selections on a monthly basis, but all teachers nominated will be eligible throughout the school year as the selection process is ongoing. (Official guidelines)
Nominators of the teachers selected will be contacted by the "Teacher of the Week" host. Due to the potential number of nominations, the Teacher of the Week panel will not notify the nominators of teachers who are not selected.
Thank you for taking time to inquire about "NewsChannel5's Teacher of the Week."
Please include a few paragraphs expressing why you think this teacher should be named "NewsChannel 5's Teacher of the Week."
Be sure to use the "5" qualifications listed above as a guideline.
Please include your personal experience with the teacher, along with the details of one specific example in which the teacher displayed some action that really inspired you and others.
We are looking for insight into what sets this teacher apart from other exceptional teachers in Northeast Ohio.