Twenty of the state’s top teachers will be honored at a celebration next month, when one of them will be named Delaware’s 2021 Teacher of the Year.
The winner will be announced virtually Oct. 13 on Comcast Channel 28 or online via DETV and Delaware Department of Education’s social media channels. Funding for the award ceremony is provided by a grant from Voya Financial. The program begins at 6 p.m., with the announcement coming at the end of the night.
The candidates were nominated by their districts or the Delaware Charter Network during the 2020 calendar year because of their superior ability to inspire students with a love of learning, exemplary demonstration of professional traits and strong sense of dedication and devotion to teaching.
Each nominee submitted a detailed online application exemplifying his or her teaching philosophy. Five Delaware Department of Education staff members