Nominations open for Maine’s 2015 Curriculum Leader of the Year

The Maine Curriculum Leaders’ Association (MCLA) is seeking nominations for the 2015 Maine Curriculum Leader of the Year through March 30.

The Curriculum Leader of the Year is someone who has successfully served as a curriculum leader (designated curriculum director, assistant superintendent or teacher leader) in public education for at least five years; is a proven champion of curriculum, instruction and assessment policies and practices that enhance learning both within and outside the district; promotes and provides opportunities to learn and to share learning; and develops partnerships and networks with other districts and organizations to support learning. Nominees must also be current MCLA members.

The Curriculum Leader of the Year is selected by previous awardees and by MCLA’s board of directors. Finalists will be notified in early April and invited to provide the selection committee with additional information. The 2015 Curriculum Leader of the Year will be named in June.

Curriculum Leaders of the Year receive free MCLA membership and conference attendance, serve on MCLA’s board of directors for the year and are recognized by Educate Maine at their annual luncheon.

To nominate a curriculum leader, email a recommendation letter as a Microsoft Word compatible or PDF file to director@mainecla.org with “CLOY” in the subject line. Letters should overview the nominee’s accomplishments and how they are a champion of learning (using the criteria outlined above) both in and outside the district. Nominations should also include email and phone contact information for the nominator and the nominee. For more information, visit http://mainecla.org or contact MCLA Director Heidi McGinley at director@mainecla.org.