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.

Eligibility

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

Recommendations

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
Karla.Bravo@azed.gov

2011 United States Senate Youth Program Winners Announced

2011 US Senate Youth Program Winners

2011 United States Senate Youth Program Set to Kick Off

This program brings two high school juniors and/or seniors from each state to Washington, D.C. for one week to observe the federal government in action. The 104 student delegates are immersed in Washington activities throughout their week’s stay. Visits to the Senate, House of Representatives, the Supreme Court and the Pentagon are interspersed with visits to various Smithsonian museums. Delegates hear major policy addresses by senators, cabinet members, officials of the Departments of State and Defense and others.

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation will make available to each of the 104 delegates selected to participate in the program a $5,000 scholarship award. Additional information concerning the scholarships will be given to the delegates upon their arrival in Washington.

2011 United States Senate Youth Program

For more information, visit:  http://www.hearstfdn.org/ussyp/