Trigg County Primary School Principal Ann Taylor said she chose to nominate Lancaster for reasons. In January, Lancaster acquired her National Board Certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards after working toward that goal for two years. Taylor said she also admired Lancaster for being active in the community, as a cheerleading sponsor at the high school and as a member of her Relay for Life team.
As part of the award, the school has received a check for $1,000, and Lancaster is also eligible for the Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club State Teacher of the Year. If Lancaster were to win that award, the school would get another $10,000. To qualify for consideration, though, several things have to be included in the application: a completed application form, a current resume, four one-page essays written by the teacher on several topics, and two letters of recommendation. The application has to be postmarked by June 1, so Lancaster and Taylor didn’t have any time to waste last week.
“I guess I know what I’m going to be doing for the next few days,” Taylor said.
If Lancaster were to receive the state award, she could also apply for national level. Teachers who receive this honor secure an additional $25,000 grant for their schools.
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