West Central School District 49-7

705 East 2nd Street

Hartford, SD 57033



Teacher of the Year

Each year WC teachers have been nominated by other staff members, students or parents to become the Teacher of the Year for the district.  This year the designated area for teacher nominations are teachers of students in grades 6-12.  This will include teachers in either the middle school or high school. 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 - Daniel Eye

    2017-2018        Elementary Teacher                    Grade K-5 - Greg Anderson

    2018-2019        Secondary Teacher                     Grades 6-12 - ???

An impartial selection committee comprised of the former teacher of the year, 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.


Applications will be due February 20, 2019.  This year’s Teacher of the Year will be announced February 26th.  We plan 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 and the Administration Office.  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.