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Teacher of the Year

Woodland Joint USD will be participating in the annual statewide Teacher of the Year program (TOY).  The purpose is to honor the teaching profession and to heighten interest in teaching as a career.  The program affords the opportunity to bring attention to teachers who successfully employ strategies to increase academic success and narrow the achievement gap among a range of students.  
To be eligible for the California Teacher of the Year program, applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Fully credentialed teachers in public or private schools who teach any of pre-kindergarten through grade twelve
  • Adult Education teachers who provide instruction in the same curriculum as those who teach in elementary or secondary grades
  • Instructors who have some administrative responsibilities but for whom teaching students is the primary responsibility
  • Teachers who are available to fulfill ambassadorial duties during the year of service and be supported by their employers
  • Teachers who have been in the classroom for more than eight years
In order to apply please: 
  • Read the attached instructions and application for the 2021 California Teacher of the Year. Additional information is located at 
  • Make a decision to apply for the award
  • Complete and submit your application to Jessica Purcell in Human Resources no later than Wednesday, August 19 at 5:00 p.m.