Who is eligible?
All certified elementary and secondary teachers employed by a publicly funded school board/authority.
For a complete list of eligibility criteria visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.
What are the award criteria?
What are some examples of excellent teaching?
There are many ways to be an outstanding teacher, and as many reasons to nominate someone for a Premier's Award. For example, you might nominate a teacher who thinks outside the box and advances new approaches to teaching and learning. Or maybe it's someone who is outstanding at improving students' reading and writing skills, and inspires a love of reading.
"She is the sort of teacher whom students remember as a guiding light who motivated them to be better people; whom colleagues have learned from through collaboration; and to whom friends and neighbours in the immediate and wider communities owe much. She has inspired a generation of students to make the world a better place. She inspires me daily to be a better teacher."
See more reasons to nominate someone for a Premier's Award.
How many awards are there?
Five individuals will receive the Teacher of the Year award.