The State of Delaware Department of Education publishes the following regarding the Delaware Teacher of the Year program on their website:
The classroom teacher is the backbone of the American educational system. No one person has a greater impact on the education of a child than does the teacher who creates the primary learning and instructional environment. It is the mission of the Delaware Teacher of the Year Program to recognize and honor the contributions of the Delaware classroom teacher.
The Delaware State Teacher of the Year Program is a vocal community of award-winning educators who represent exemplary teaching and serve as spokespersons and ambassadors for the profession. The DSTOY Program recognizes excellence in education and expresses appreciation for the many outstanding teachers in Delaware who serve as an inspiration to teachers, students, and community members while providing a representative to serve as the profession’s advocate throughout the year.
Delcastle Teacher of the Year
The nomination window for 2019-2020 Delcastle Teacher of the Year begins February 11th and ends February 22nd. Students, staff, parents, community members, and business partners are all welcome and encouraged to nominate a teacher with whom they have had positive experiences. Individuals who would like to nominate staff members can do so via this form.