Nominations for the Arizona 2006-2007 Teacher of the Year Award are being accepted through March 1, 2007.
The announcement came from the award sponsor, Teachers' Insurance Plan, a car insurance program exclusively for members of the educational community.
The award will include $1,000 to the winning teacher and a $500 grant to that teacher's school.
The state winner will also be eligible for the National Award that includes a special recognition and a $2,500 travel certificate.
Last year's state winner was Dr. Cathy Cohn, a math teacher at All Saints' Episcopal Day School in Phoenix. Dr. Cohn went on to win the national award for that year.
Teachers, students and parents can nominate any of the state's more than 60,000 accredited teachers.
Nomination forms are available online at www.teachers.com/toty.
To nominate an educator, or yourself, explain in 250 words or less why this teacher should be Teacher of the Year.
Nominees will be judged on their ability to motivate students, their special talents, and their contribution to their school, students or educational community.
Winners will be announced at the start of the next school year.
Teachers' Insurance Plan is underwritten by licensed members of the Response Insurance Group of Companies, as authorized by law.