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2020 Teacher of the Year Application – Due by May 31, 2019

Congratulations on being selected as the 2020 District Teacher of the Year! Please complete this application to be considered for the Wyoming State Teacher of the Year. For questions or help contact Robin Grandpre at robin.grandpre1@wyo.gov or 307-777-5315.

Please note that you cannot save your application half way through. It is recommended that you write your answers in a Google Doc or Word and then copy and paste them into the application.

2020 Teacher of the Year Application - Due by May 31, 2019

Section 1: Teacher Information

First and Last
(ex. 1408 Teacher Lane, Cheyenne, WY 82002)
Cell phone number preferred.
*The NTOY program coordinators will correspond with you using your personal email due to security and spam filters on school and district emails. Please be sure it is up to date!
This information is not shared with the selection committee.
This information is not shared with the selection committee.

Section 2: District Information

(ex. 1408 District Lane, Cheyenne, WY 82002)

Section 3: School Information

(ex. 1408 School Lane, Cheyenne, WY 82002)
This information is not shared with the selection committee.
This information is not shared with the selection committee.

Section 5: Professional Biography

Write your professional biography in 3rd person, as this will be used in promotional materials for WTOY and NTOY speaking opportunities and engagements. By completing this section, you agree that your biography and headshot* can be used in WTOY and NTOY materials (maximum 250 words). In your bio, please include the following items: 1. The grade level and subject you currently teach 2. The school in which you currently teach, including city and state 3. All degrees you hold include the institution where they were received (i.e., Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Connecticut) In your bio, please follow the following style guidelines: 1. Spell out your degrees (i.e., Bachelor of Art not BA) 2. Only capitalize a subject area when it's a language (i.e., capitalize English but not calculus) 3. Use your first and last name in the first reference, but your last name only on second and subsequent references 4. Spell out all acronyms the first time they are used *Headshot will be collected after choosing the WTOY.

Section 4: Resume

Please attach your resume to accompany this application. PDF File format preferred, Word or Google Doc accepted. Resumes should not exceed two pages, formatted no less than 10 point font, double-spaced with ½ inch margins. Please name your resume as follows: LastName_District_Resume. Required categories are as follows: Education, Certifications, Experience, Leadership, Awards & Other Recognition.
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Section 6: Response Questions

Respond to the following questions, highlighting your personal story, and why you believe you should be the 2020 Wyoming Teacher of the Year. Please indicate evidence of student impact. Please do not include external links. Maximum word counts are indicated in parenthesis.

Section 7: Supporting Evidence

Attach three (3) letters of recommendation that support why you should be the Wyoming Teacher of the Year. At least one of these must be a recommendation from a parent, colleague, administrator, or student. (maximum one page each)
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Please name using the following format: LastName_District_Recommendation1
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Please name using the following format: LastName_District_Recommendation2
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Please name using the following format: LastName_District_Recommendation3

Demographic Information

The information on this section will not be shared with the Selection Committee. It is used for program contact information and the CCSSO database. The Wyoming Teacher of the Year will be selected without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

By clicking submit, you agree that you have been selected and approved to be the District Teacher of the Year by your District Superintendent. You also agree that the information provided is correct and hereby give your permission that any or all of the attached material (other than home address and personal telephone number) may be shared with persons interested in promoting the Wyoming Teacher of the Year and the Wyoming District Teachers of the Year.

Wyoming High School Graduation Rate Improves for Fifth Year

CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) announced today that high school graduation rates increased to 81.7 percent in 2017-18, which marked the fifth consecutive year of improvement from the class of 2013’s 77.6 percent graduation rate.

Full graduation rate statistics are available here.

“We set high goals for graduation rates in our plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act, and this increase – for a fifth straight year – just proves that when we work hand-in-hand with our school districts, good things continue to happen,” said Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow. “Raising the graduation rate is a conscious, concerted effort by all. For students getting a high school diploma is a watershed moment – and it means they are now ready to start a career, go off to college, or join the military.”

Grad Rate

Fifteen Wyoming school districts posted graduation rates of 90 percent or above:

  • Fremont #2: 100.00%
  • Fremont #6: 100.00%
  • Park #16: 100.00%
  • Sheridan #3: 100.00%
  • Lincoln #1:  97.50%
  • Sublette #1:  97.18%
  • Weston #7:  95.45%
  • Big Horn #2:  94.74%
  • Platte #2:  93.33%
  • Uinta #4:  93.22%
  • Sweetwater #2:  92.34%
  • Big Horn #4:  91.30%
  • Platte #1:  91.18%
  • Big Horn #3:  90.91%
  • Park #1:  90.48%

Since the 2009-10 school year, the WDE has calculated graduation rates using the Federal Four-Year Adjusted Cohort methodology established by the U.S. Department of Education, complying with federal law that requires all states to calculate graduation rates the same way. Students are counted in the four-year, “on-time,” high school graduation rate if they earn a diploma by September 15 following their cohort’s fourth year. Five- and six-year graduation rates are also calculated, and can be viewed with the rest of the graduation rate data.

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Graduation Rate Brochure

Graduation Methodology Slide Show

Media Contact:
Michelle Panos, Communications Director
michelle.panos1@wyo.gov
307-777-2053

State Report Card Feedback Survey

This survey will provide information for the Wyoming Department of Education to consider regarding changes and improvements to the Annual Report Card required by the Every Student Succeeds Act. The report card can be reviewed at wyomingmeasuresup.com.

Report Card Feedback
1 being very easy and 10 being very hard.
1 being very easy and 10 being very hard.

Student Complaint Form

Federal regulation 34 CFR 600.9(a) requires each state have a process to review and appropriately act on student complaints concerning institutions of higher education operating in the state.

Student Complaint Form

Complainant Information

Address
City
State/Province
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Alternative Schedule Request

Contact Information

Consultant
Elaine Marces
(307) 777-6210
elaine.marces@wyo.gov

Pursuant to W.S. 21-2-304 and 21-13-307, public schools must operate its schools and classes a minimum of 175 school days and 185 teacher contract days each year unless an alternative schedule has been approved by the State Board. Additionally, WDE Chapter 22 Rules and Regulations, states that school districts must maintain minimum hours based on school type.  The purpose of this application is to request approval from the State Board of Education to operate under an alternative schedule fewer than 175 school days and/or fewer than 185 teacher contract days in a school year.

Alternative Schedule Request
Address
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal
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Temporary School Closure Form

Contact Information

Consultant
Elaine Marces
(307) 777-6210
elaine.marces@wyo.gov

Pursuant to W.S. 21-4-301, public schools must operate its schools and classes a minimum of 175 school days each year unless an alternative schedule has been approved by the State Board. Additionally, WDE Chapter 22 Rules and Regulations, states that school districts must maintain minimum hours based on school type. The purpose of this form is to document unforeseen school closures of 1/2 day or more in a given school year. This form must be submitted to the WDE within two (2) weeks of the closure per WDE Rules and Regulations, Chapter 8, Section 5(a).

Temporary School Closure Form

Temporary School Closure Form

Please list school(s) affected.

Half day is defined as less than 51% of the school day.
Half day is defined as less than 51% of the school day.
Note: All Saturday and Sunday make-up days must be approved by the State Superintendent per Chapter 22 Rules and Regulations.

Closure Information

Half day is defined as less than 51% of the school day.
Half day is defined as less than 51% of the school day.
Note: All Saturday and Sunday make-up days must be approved by the State Superintendent per Chapter 22 Rules and Regulations.

Chapter 30 Test Paypal

Private School Licensing Chapter 30 Test PayPal
Non-Accredited Institutions must be in the process of accreditation by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education. If the institution is currently in the process of accreditation, please contact Elaine Marces at 307-777-6210 for an application.
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Mailing Address (if different)
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Local Information

Address of Instructional Site in Wyoming
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LICENSED AGENTS:

An agent is defined as anyone who represents the institution who solicits students in the State of Wyoming. This includes events such as career fairs or school visits.

The institution is in compliance with all requirements of "Wyoming Private School Licensing Rules and Regulations" as well as Wyoming Statutes 21-2-401 through 21-2-407.

PAYMENT INFORMATION:

A $100 fee is required for each application. Additionally, please submit $100 for each licensed agent. If paying by credit card, a processing fee will be calculated automatically.
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Chapter 1 Agent Application

Chapter 1 Agent Application

A $100 fee will be assessed for each licensed agent.

Mailing address where agent cards should be sent:
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Agent Information:

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Embedded Chapter 30 Agent Application

Chapter 30 Agent Application
Mailing address where agent cards should be sent:
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Agent Information:

Address:
City
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Chapter 30 Test Application

Private School Licensing Chapter 30
Non-Accredited Institutions must be in the process of accreditation by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education. If the institution is currently in the process of accreditation, please contact Elaine Marces at 307-777-6210 for an application.
Physical Address
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal
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State/Province
Zip/Postal
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