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Welcome to the online nomination form for 2021 Illinois Teacher of the Year. This portal is for nominating outstanding teachers with 5+ years experience


When considering someone to nominate for 2021 Teacher of the Year, please review the following:
 

A candidate for 2021 Illinois Teacher of the Year MUST:
 

  •  Have completed a minimum of 5 full years of teaching at the end of this school year;
  • Teach in an Illinois school district during the 2020-21 school year more than 50% of the school day;
  •  Intend to hold a teaching position in an Illinois School district during the 2021-22 school year. 

  
A candidate for Teacher of the Year SHOULD demonstrate:
 

  • A willingness to advocate for students and teachers;
  • Active collaboration within the professional learning community and with parents and families;
  • Exceptional dedication, knowledge, and skill in any state-approved or accredited school, pre-kindergarten through grade 12;
  • Inspiration to students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn;
  • A high level of respect and admiration of students, parents, and colleagues; and
  • Leadership and innovation in and outside of the classroom that embody lifelong learning.

 

To be considered for Teacher of the Year, individuals must go through a two-stage process: Nomination and Application. Once the nomination form is completed and submitted, pending approval, an email will be sent to the nominee containing the link to the 2021 Illinois Teacher of the Year application. Application packets that do not meet all requirements will not be processed. Completed applications must be submitted by Friday, June 5, 2020, 11:59 p.m. (CDT).
 


Accessing the Submittable Platform

For First time Users:
Click on the 'Create Your Account' button. Once you have submitted your information, the application form will become visible. We have also provided a brief video tutorial for first time nominators.

Already have a Submittable account:
Click 'Have an Account? Sign-In.' Once signed in the application will become visible.

Please note: As you proceed through the nomination form, new information entered into the form will automatically save. If you need to leave the platform and return, you will be able to continue from the point you left off.

Welcome to the online nomination form for Outstanding Early Career Educators. This portal is for nominating outstanding teachers with 1-4 years experience.


To be considered for Outstanding Early Career Educator, individuals must go through a two-stage process: Nomination and Application. Once the nomination form is completed and submitted, pending approval, an email will be sent to the nominee containing the link to the Outstanding Early Career Educator application. Application packets that do not meet all requirements will not be processed. Completed applications must be submitted by Friday, June 5, 2020, 11:59 p.m. (CDT).  

 
Accessing the Submittable Platform


For First time Users:
Click on the 'Create Your Account' button. Once you have submitted your information, the application form will become visible.   We have also provided a brief video tutorial for first time nominators.

Already have a Submittable account:
Click 'Have an Account? Sign-In.' Once signed in the application will become visible.


Please note: As you proceed through the nomination form, new information entered into the form will automatically save. If you need to leave the platform and return, you will be able to continue from the point you left off.

  

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Welcome to the Submittable online portal for completion of the nomination/application for Those Who Excel - Administrator!

Accessing the Submittable Platform

For First time Users:
Click on the 'Create Your Account' button. Once you have submitted your information, the application form will become visible.

Already have a Submittable account:
Click 'Have an Account? Sign-In.' Once signed in the application will become visible.  We have also provided a brief video tutorial for first time users.


Please note: As you proceed through the application, new information entered into the form will automatically save. If you need to leave the platform and return, you will be able to continue from the point you left off.

  

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Welcome to the Submittable online portal for completion of the nomination/application for Those Who Excel - Community Volunteer! This portal is for nominating outstanding people, not employed by the school, that positively contribute time and energy to their school/district.



Accessing the Submittable Platform


For First time Users:
Click on the 'Create Your Account' button. Once you have submitted your information, the application form will become visible. We have also provided a brief video tutorial for first time users.  

Already have a Submittable account:
Click 'Have an Account? Sign-In.' Once signed in the application will become visible.


Please note: As you proceed through the application, new information entered into the form will automatically save. If you need to leave the platform and return, you will be able to continue from the point you left off.

  

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Welcome to the Submittable online portal for completion of the nomination/application for Those Who Excel - Educational Service Personnel! This portal is for nominating outstanding educators such as aides/paraprofessionals, cafeteria workers, custodians, administrative assistants, bus drivers or resource officers.


 
Accessing the Submittable Platform
For First time Users:
Click on the 'Create Your Account' button. Once you have submitted your information, the application form will become visible.  We have also provided a brief video tutorial for first time users.  

Already have a Submittable account:
Click 'Have an Account? Sign-In.' Once signed in the application will become visible.


Please note: As you proceed through the application, new information entered into the form will automatically save. If you need to leave the platform and return, you will be able to continue from the point you left off.

 

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Welcome to the Submittable online portal for completion of the nomination/application for Those Who Excel - Student Support Personnel! This portal is for nominating outstanding educators such as school nurses, school psychologists, social workers, school counselors, or speech/language therapists



Accessing the Submittable Platform
 

For First time Users:
Click on the 'Create Your Account' button. Once you have submitted your information, the application form will become visible. We have also provided a brief video tutorial for first time users.  

Already have a Submittable account:
Click 'Have an Account? Sign-In.' Once signed in the application will become visible.


Please note: As you proceed through the application, new information entered into the form will automatically save. If you need to leave the platform and return, you will be able to continue from the point you left off.

  

Those Who Excel logo

  

Welcome to the Submittable online portal for completion of the nomination/application for Those Who Excel - Team!



Accessing the Submittable Platform

For First time Users:
Click on the 'Create Your Account' button. Once you have submitted your information, the application form will become visible.  We have also provided a brief video tutorial for first time users.

Already have a Submittable account:
Click 'Have an Account? Sign-In.' Once signed in the application will become visible.

 
Please note: As you proceed through the application, new information entered into the form will automatically save. If you need to leave the platform and return, you will be able to continue from the point you left off.

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