2012 Educator Talent Pool – Now Accepting Nominations!

2012 Educator Talent Pool Information

The Arizona Department of Education is now accepting nominations for an honorary talent pool that consists of distinguished teachers and principals. We invite you to recommend outstanding classroom teachers and/or principals with exceptional educational talent and impressive accomplishments beyond the classroom.

Educators chosen for the talent pool may be considered for membership on advisory boards and task forces and as candidates for special recognition programs.


Only K-5 teachers and administrators are eligible for this award.


Do you know a relatively new elementary (K-5) educator that is illustrative not only of our state’s, but the nation’s best? Whose lessons provide models for others? Who has distinguished him/herself above and beyond established top-quality professionals in many of our schools? A minimum of five years in education is a must. Candidates are building level personnel. They are typically classroom teachers as opposed to specialists and are recognized by peers and supervisors as unique in their growth. Occasionally a principal or specialist is considered. Previous recognition is not required. In fact, of special interest are educators who are outstanding but have not received other recognition.

Please provide CONFIDENTIAL, succinct, and specific information regarding one to three candidates on the Talent Pool Recommendation Form. All questions must be answered, preferably typewritten. Please include a one-page narrative with this form that addresses how the candidate meets the criteria mentioned in this letter. I urge you to take the time to recommend candidates. If necessary, please assign the request to an associate.

2012 Educator Talent Pool Recommendation Form Word Application PDF Interactive Application
Submissions must be postmarked by Wednesday, May 25, 2012 to:
Karla Bravo
Arizona Department of Education
1535 W. Jefferson St. Bin #2
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Constituent Services
Arizona Department of Education
1535 West Jefferson Street, Bin 2
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Tel: (602) 542-3710
Fax: (602) 364-1532
Program Coordinator: Karla Bravo
[email protected]