Nominations for the DCPS Teacher of the Year and First-Class Teacher of the Year

  • Monday, 04 February 2019

The Dorchester County Board of Education is proud to recognize outstanding teachers in our county, and by partnering with local businesses celebrate their achievements.   

Teachers nominated should exemplify the highest standards of teaching.  Nominees must be certificated and highly qualified full-time classroom, resource or specialist teachers who spend the majority of their time teaching.  They will be expected  to remain as active teachers in Dorchester County throughout the 2019-2020 school year.  Teacher of the Year candidates must have taught for at least five years and have worked in Dorchester County for the past three years.  Individuals nominated as First-Class Teacher of the Year must be in their first year of teaching. 

Students, parents, colleagues, administrators and community members are encouraged to submit the name of a teacher(s) on the forms found attached to this email or on the DCPS website.  

Nominations should be made without regard to age, sex, race, religion, disability, national origin, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law.

Completed nomination forms are due to the Dorchester County Public Schools Human Resources Office no later than 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 19, 2019.  For those wishing to scan and email nomination materials, please send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Once nominations have been received by the Office of Human Resources, finalists will be chosen by each school’s administration.

Let us celebrate our teachers and all that they do for the students of Dorchester County!         

Nomination forms and other important information can be found by downloading the documents below.