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Hello ONE Troy! 


It’s time to nominate that special teacher who makes a difference in the lives of countless students. As we did last year, the process this year is streamlined to make it easier and more meaningful for those helping to nominate.

You will notice that the application itself is shorter and really centers on what matters in the classroom and beyond. There are just three open ended questions and then the statements of support. We have also included a few ideas to get those statements of support started. The best entries include heartfelt words from parents, students and colleagues!

IMPORTANT: Parents, students and colleagues: If you need ANY help with any portion of this nomination, please ask your school principal. Principals are excited to be a part of this process and are happy to help coordinate statements, find information or provide any other assistance you may need. Unfortunately, incomplete nominations CANNOT be considered by the committee, so please make sure all questions are answered and there is a letter of support from a parent, a student/former student and a colleague.

We have so many fabulous teachers in the Troy School District—please take the time to nominate one or more for our 2017-18 TSD Outstanding Teacher Award. Tell us about a special teacher who goes above and beyond for our students. Sing the praises of that unsung hero working in your building. Take the time to recognize a colleague or mentor who does so much for those around us.

An overall winner is chosen but we also recognize three winners (one from elementary, middle and high school levels) who will be sent to Oakland County to be recognized in the county’s outstanding teacher program. As in past years, the overall winner will receive a one-year lease on a vehicle through the generosity of the Suburban Collection. NEW this year: the other two outstanding winners will receive $500, thanks to the support of the Troy Foundation for Educational Excellence.

The application with guideline/rules are attached for your convenience and will also be posted on the district website.

Deadline this year is Thursday, February 1, 2018—remember, all entries are emailed in to, and should include “Teacher of the Year Nomination” in the subject line.