Induction Teacher of the Year Application

Deadline April 27, 2020 at 5 p.m. 


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Who is eligible to be the SCASCD’s Induction Teacher of the Year?


First-year teachers who are new to the profession and participating in an Induction program. Their pathway to the profession is not relevant; they may be a graduate of a traditional college or university education program or participating in an alternative certification program. They must be returning to their school district in the following academic year and must be a member of SCASCD both during the application and acceptance year. Membership is free for first year teachers.

SCASCD Membership Application


How do I nominate someone for the Induction Teacher of the Year award?


The application window opens on February 3, 2020 and closes on March 2, 2020. Each district may nominate one person for the award.


Nomination Form


How do I apply for the Induction Teacher of the Year award?


You must be nominated by a supervisor, colleague, or peer who is familiar with your work as an educator. Self-nominations are not accepted. Only one nomination can be made per district, and the superintendent must approve it. You will be notified with instructions if you are nominated on how to complete the application and be considered for the award. Applications are due by April 27, 2020.


What are the components of the Induction Teacher of the Year award?


Section 1


  • Name and contact information

  • Education background

  • Professional associations

  • Awards and honors

  • Professional development experiences


Section II


  • Teaching Philosophy

  • Classroom environment

  • Instructional strategies and goals

  • Home-school connections and relationships

  • Professionalism


Section III


  • Professional reflection


Section IV


  • Two letters of support (one must be from the principal)


How is the recipient of the award selected?


After the nomination process closes, candidates are invited to complete an application. The application is due April 27, 2020. Completed applications are scored by a selection panel of educators after all identifiers have been removed. Five finalists are selected. Those five applications are then scored by a second round of panelists using a scoring rubric, and one educator is selected to receive the award. The five finalists will be invited to the SCASCD fall conference where the winner will be announced.


What are the benefits to participating in the award process?


The five finalists will receive


  • Networking opportunities with educators throughout the state

  • A complimentary registration to the fall conference

  • Recognition at the fall conference

  • A banner to display at their school

  • Recognition in the SCASCD newsletter


In addition to those benefits, the winner will also receive

  • Visibility in the statewide education community through a blog in the SCASCD newsletter

  • A $500 cash award

  • A complimentary registration to the spring conference

Applications are in MS Word format.

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