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“Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.” -Jacques Barzun
Everyone has a favorite teacher. That one person that really made a difference in our life. News5 presents Teachers First to highlight the positive stories and outcomes that are happening in Southern Colorado classrooms every day.
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” -Albert Einstein
Teachers First is awarded September through May to honor grade school teachers who exemplify excellence in education, encourage and inspire others, and raise awareness of the importance of the teaching profession. Teachers First will recognize individuals who go beyond the classroom to inspire students to want to learn and to become successful members of our community. One individual a month, September through May will be chosen to receive the Teachers First Award.
Please make sure that you follow the Nomination Instructions and Guidelines to ensure your favorite teacher gets the recognition they deserve.
Teacher’s First Award Qualifications
Must be currently teaching in a Southern Colorado accredited public or private elementary/grade school.
NOMINATION PROCESS AND RESTRICTIONS
Nominations will be accepted all year. Applications received in the summer months will be considered the following semester. Please do not submit additional support materials (photos, DVD’s, audio cassettes)
Nominations must include:
Nominations are to be submitted by mail - DOWNLOAD THE FORM HERE . Nomination materials will not be returned. Only complete nominations will be considered. Winner will be featured on News5. (Winner, nominee and school agree to be featured on News5.)
GUIDELINES FOR WRITING A LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION
Email nomination and letters of recommendation to -
Use this address for regular mail: Teachers First c/o News5, 2200 7th Ave., Pueblo, Co 81003