The mission of the program is to recognize exemplary first-year teachers who perform in a way that distinguishes them as outstanding.
2016 Kansas Horizon Award Application Applications must be postmarked by October 9, 2015.
Novice teachers who have successfully completed their first year of teaching are eligible to be recognized. Applications will be submitted in October of their second year of teaching, and recognition will occur in February of their second year. The criteria for this award are:
The Kansas Horizon Award Program is a regional competition. The regions correspond to the state’s four U.S. congressional districts.
The Kansas State Department of Education will appoint regional selection committees responsible for reviewing the nomination forms and selecting four elementary classroom teachers and four secondary classroom teachers per region for a total of 32 teachers.
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