Educator of the Year Award

Designed…to recognize an outstanding individual who has made a significant contribution within the educational community of Gilroy.

Purpose…to give special recognition to an individual who has enhanced the learning experience in Gilroy.

Eligibility…any individual who has been involved in the public/private educational arena in Gilroy for at least one year will be considered for the award.

Posthumous nominees will not be considered for this award.

Selection Criteria…award will be given to the individual who has: 1) demonstrated exceptional motivational skills and measurable results (give examples); 2) demonstrated innovation in program development and implementation (give examples); 3) received recognition and respect of peers and students. The Citizen and Business Awards Committee will review the information submitted for each nominee and present their recommendation to the Chamber Board of Directors for final selection.

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