Deadline in January 18 for the Heart of Education Teacher Nominations

The Smith Center and The Rogers Foundation are once again inviting the community to nominate outstanding Clark County School District (CCSD) teachers to be considered for the Heart of Education Awards. Nominations are due by Thursday, Jan. 18, at 5 p.m.

Anyone can nominate a CCSD teacher. Information needed in the nomination form is the teacher’s name, school, CCSD email address and the reasons for the nomination. This should include the various ways the teacher has gone above and beyond to support students.

Nominated teachers must complete an application by Thursday, Jan. 25, at 5 p.m. Nominated teachers will receive an email advising them that they have been nominated, and link to the portal where they can complete the online application.

Community leaders, education experts and sponsors will judge the applications based on the quality of the application, recommendation letters and compelling stories about the nominated teacher.

Finalists will be included in a souvenir booklet, to be distributed at the Heart of Education Awards, and will also receive a printed certificate honoring them as a Heart of Education finalist, as well as two tickets to the gala event.

The top 20 winners selected by the judges will each receive a trophy and $5,000. Each winner’s school will also receive $1,000 to be used for a program of the winning teacher’s choosing.

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