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The Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce is soliciting nominations for its annual Teacher of the Year Award. The purpose is to recognize educators K-12 who are providing outstanding education for their respective students. Recipients of this award must have made significant contributions toward innovative, unique and novel programs that are serving to improve and promote education. The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, March 31, 2023. 

There will be awards for public and private elementary, middle and high schools in the East Dallas area of Dallas. A total of six awards will be presented. Each recipient will receive a $250 cash prize and each school represented will receive $250 as well.
Nominations are being solicited from the Dallas education community, from the Chamber Board of Directors and from Chamber membership. The awards luncheon will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at St. John’s Episcopal School located at 848 Harter Road.  

All nominations will be submitted online. Below are the criteria for the nominees 

Individuals employed as full-time classroom/laboratory/ teachers and coaches are eligible recipients for this award.


  1. PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE:  The nominee demonstrates instructional expertise, creativity, and innovation. The nominee uses a variety of techniques to effectively address students’ different learning styles and needs. The nominee is an instructional leader at the local, state, and/or national level.
  2. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT:  The nominee frequently interacts with community members on substantive education issues. The nominee identifies and helps to bring community resources to students in both formal and informal settings.
  3. LEADERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:  The nominee continually engages in experience to improve his or her practice and to gain new skills and knowledge. The nominee shares this new learning with colleagues in a variety of venues. The nominee’s participation in and commitment to professional development has a visible impact on his or her institution, student and community.
  4. ATTENTION TO DIVERSITY:  The nominee works to provide a learning environment that meets the needs of all students, regardless of differences. The nominee recognizes and explicitly addresses the full array of values, cultures, and experiences represented in our diverse modern society, both through curriculum and instruction and in other interactions with students.

Deadline: March 31, 2023 

Online nomination forms are available online

For information about the Chamber, visit

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