Nominees sought for educators effectively engaging families

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Toyota Family Teacher of the Year Award, which will honor an exemplary teacher engaging families in education. Educators working with families through schools, libraries and many other community-based organizations will be considered and nominations are due Dec. 31.

The winning educator’s school or program will receive the $20,000 prize to further efforts to engage families in learning together and join an elite group of educators across the country that have been recognized as such for nearly two decades. The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) will award the second prize winner a $2,500 prize. Both winners will be announced in March at the 2015 Families Learning Summit.

Educators can be nominated via the brief online application, and learn more about winning criteria and Toyota Family Teacher of the Year benefits here. Perspective on how to effectively engage families from last year’s winner Elizabeth Atack of Nashville Public Library is available here.