Dear Community Leaders,
It is that time of year to launch our annual Thank a Teacher Today campaign with the San Francisco Education Fund and call for nominations for the Mayor’s Teacher of the Year Awards. This year’s campaign will focus on recognizing stellar teachers and telling positive stories about teachers through grassroots and mainstream channels. There are a few ways that we think you could help in our effort to make our teachers feel appreciated:
1. Encourage nominations for the Mayor’s Teacher of the Year award. The deadline is March 14 (will be here before we know it!).Could you send an eblast, tweet or Facebook message to your networks asking them to nominate outstanding San Francisco public school teachers they know?
Do you know an all-star public school teacher? Nominate him or her for the Mayor’s Teacher of the Year Award. Winners will be honored during a home plate ceremony at a SF Giants game—right on the field! www.sfgov.org/teacheraward
2. Posting notes of thanks. The Education Fund set up a website to collect notes from the community. Those notes will be compiled and distributed to teachers during May Teacher Appreciation Month. It would be great for community members, business owners, parents, students, everyone to post notes of thanks to www.thankateachertoday.org!
In addition, we are launching the Mayor’s Principal of the Year Award to celebrate San Francisco’s dynamic principals for their dedication, professionalism, and work on behalf of our City’s young people. Please encourage nominations for the Mayor’s Principal of the Year Award through an eblast, tweet or Facebook message to your networks asking them to nominate outstanding SF principals they know! Nominate your favorite principal for the Mayor’s Principal of the Year Award atwww.sfgov.org/principalaward!
We are also seeking individuals to participate on the Blue Ribbon Panel to help select winners for the Mayor’s Teacher of the Year Award. The panel will be comprised of parents, community-based organizations, community members and individuals who are passionate about San Francisco’s education. If you know someone who would be great for our panel, please send your recommendations to Florence Corteza who is copied on this email.
Thank you for all your help in making these events successful! Our teachers and principals deserve to be recognized!
Mayor’s Education and Family Services Advisor