February 12, 2008 |

Nominate your favorite for Teacher of the Year

Nominations for the Pennsylvania 2007-2008 TOTY™ (Teacher of the Year) are being accepted through April 30.

The award will include $1,000 to the winning teacher and a $500 grant to that teacher's school. The Pennsylvania TOTY Award™ winner will also be eligible for the National TOTY Award™ that includes a special recognition and a $2,500 travel certificate.

Teachers, students and parents can nominate any of the state's more than 140,000 accredited teachers.

TOTY™ nomination forms are available online at www.teachers.com/toty. To nominate an educator, or yourself, explain in 250 words or less why this teacher should be the Teacher of the Year. Nominees will be judged on their ability to motivate students, their special talents, and their contribution to their school, students or educational community.

Winners will be announced at the start of the next school year. The TOTY Award™ is sponsored by Teachers' Insurance Plan™, a car insurance program exclusively for members of the educational community.

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