Before submitting a nomination, please check the requirements for the award:
The nominee must be or become a member of NMCTE.
The nomination form must be filled out in entirety and submitted by August 31, 2019.
If the nominee is selected as a finalist, he/she will be contacted through email and may be asked to submit additional information such as letters of recommendation from colleagues, administrators, students and/or parents, curriculum, etc.
One teacher will be awarded each year with the TOYA. Winners will be recognized at NMCTE's Annual Fall Conference.
Candidates will be judged based upon the following criteria:
Nominators and candidates are encouraged to consider addressing any or all of the activities listed below, in order to demonstrate the candidate’s unique qualifications for the award.
Relationships with Students, Parents, Colleagues, Administrators, etc.
Engagements with Students in Educational Activities (Outside of Classroom)
Teaching Honors, Awards, or Recognition
Other Demonstrations of Quality Teaching
Service (Outside of Classroom)
Service to the School
Service within School District
Service to Professional Organizations
Service Honors, Awards, or Recognition
Other Areas of Service
Professional Activities Research
Membership/Participation in Professional Organizations
Professional Development and/or Continued Education
Awards and/or Certifications
Other Contributions to the Profession
Use the form below to submit a nomination for this award. If you have any questions, please contact NMCTE.