Nominations are being accepted for the 2023 Kentucky Special Education Teacher of the Year Award. Any full-time special education teacher in the state is eligible for this recognition.
Special education teachers may be nominated by students, parents, teaching peers, superintendents, directors of special education or anyone else in the community who would like to recognize an extraordinary educator.
This award is sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), the Office of Special Education and Early Learning (OSEEL) and the Kentucky Council for Exceptional Children (KYCEC).
Three finalists will be announced by the end of August and will be recognized at the annual KYCEC Conference in November.
Each finalist will receive a cash prize of $250 and the 2023 Kentucky Special Education Teacher of the Year Award winner will receive $500 from the KYCEC, along with a scholarship to attend the Special Education Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C.
Teacher nominations may be submitted online to the 2023 Kentucky Special Education Teacher of the Year Google Form by Aug. 4.