The Optimist Club of Westfield has announced that the deadline for receipt of nominations for the 24th Annual Intermediate School Outstanding Teacher Award is Friday, May 6. Two intermediate school teachers – one each from Edison and Roosevelt Intermediate Schools – will be selected to receive the award at a Board of Education meeting in June and at an Optimist Club dinner in September.
Nominations should specify ways in which the teacher has demonstrated outstanding teaching, interest in children and continued pursuit of professional growth. The nominee must be a full-time teacher in the Westfield Public Schools in grades 6-8 for a minimum of five years. Previous Optimist Club Award recipients are not eligible to be re-nominated.
Students, parents, staff, and members of the community are encouraged to complete an online nomination form by Friday, May 6, stating how their nominee meets the criteria. The flyer, which includes the form and a link to the list of past award recipients, is posted under “Recent News” at www.westfieldnjk12.org and on the Westfield Public School District’s Facebook and Twitter feeds.