ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-10-184

Date Created : 04/12/2010


Co-op Directors
Secondary Principals
Elementary Principals
other: Curriculum Coordinators
Literacy Specialists
K-12 ELA Teacher

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Central Administration - Dr. Diana Julian, Deputy Commissioner
2010 Guidelines for Arkansas English Teachers of the Year Nominations

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Trina Bright

Phone Number:


Each year, the Arkansas Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts (ACTELA) presents four English Teacher of the Year awards to distinguished educators of English language arts. One English Teacher of the Year award is presented at each of the following levels: elementary (K-4), middle school (5-8), secondary (9-12), and college.

In order to qualify for these awards, teachers must have at least five years of teaching experience in Arkansas schools and must currently be employed full-time at the elementary, middle school, high school, or college level. Nominees must also show evidence of outstanding teaching, professionalism, and service in English language arts.

Nomination letters are accepted from those familiar with the quality of a teacher’s work, such as a colleague, friend, administrator, student, community leader, or one’s self. Nomination letters should include information concerning the nominee’s teaching innovations, successes, and honors; the nominee’s professionalism that includes research, study, publication, membership and participation in professional organizations, and/or honors; and the nominee’s service to school, community, state, and/or nation. In addition, nomination letters must include telephone, e-mail, and address information of both the nominee and nominator.

Nomination letters must be received by the ACTELA Teacher of the Year Committee no later than August 15, 2010. Please submit nomination letters to the following address:

ACTELA Teacher of the Year Committee
Trina Bright
#8 Page Cove
Maumelle, AR 72113

For further information, please e-mail Trina Bright at or call 501-447-2047.


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