Teacher of the Year
Each year WC teachers have been nominated by other staff members to become the Teacher of the Year for the district. This year the designated area for teacher nominations are specialty teachers in grades K-12. This specifically includes: Art, Music, PE, Library, Special Education, Title I, or Speech teacher.
Students, former students, parents, colleagues, administrators, or members of the general public may also nominate teachers.
The Selection Process
The Teacher of the Year designation will alternate yearly between the following categories of teachers:
2014-2015 Elementary Teacher Grade K-5 - Cheryl Prunty
2015-2016 Secondary Teacher Grades 6-12 - Andrea Johnson
2016-2017 Teacher in a Specialty Area Grades K-12
An impartial selection committee comprised of the former teacher of the year, a high school student council member, a PTO representative, one representative from each area (Elementary, Secondary, and K-12 Specialty Teacher), a school board member, an administrator, and the superintendent selects the Teacher of the Year from those nominated through a screening process using specific criteria.
This year’s Teacher of the Year will be announced on March 15th. We are hoping to offer the Teacher of the Year gifts from the Hartford/Humboldt communities. If you would be willing to donate, please contact Mark Rockafellow @ 528-3799.
The Nomination Process
Nomination forms are available on the school district website (www.westcentral.k12.sd.us) and all West Central school buildings, the Administration Office, and area businesses. All nominations must be returned, with all supporting materials and documentation, to
West Central Administration Office
Teacher of the Year Selection Committee
PO Box 730, 705 East Second Street
Hartford, SD 57033
We prefer that nominations be typed or reproduced on a computer or word processor, but we will accept (without prejudice) neatly printed applications. Do not use more space than is permitted by the word limit. Please provide to the selection committee a thoroughly completed nomination form; incomplete nominations will not be considered after the deadline for nomination filing. Use specific examples whenever possible in describing the teacher’s contributions.