Teacher of the Year program. Each school district that wishes to participate in the South Dakota Teacher of the Year (TOY) program needs to submit the name of its District Teacher of the Year toSherry Dickerson at DOE by March 1. DOE will contact District Teachers of the Year directly to apply for the Regional TOY Award. The state is divided into five regions, and one finalist will be chosen from each region. South Dakota’s 2020 TOY will be selected from these five finalists. Districts may determine their own methods for selecting district winners, but nomination forms should be made available to teachers, parents, students, school support professionals, and the general public through multiple avenues and formats. A sample nomination form and more information can be found on DOE’s TOY webpage.

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