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2014 Teacher of the Year Award

Call for Nominations and Applications

2013 TOTY Award Winner, Chris Bolhuis with his wife Jennifer at ACE Pittsburgh.
2013 TOTY Award Winner, Chris Bolhuis with his wife Jennifer at ACE Pittsburgh.
The Teacher of the Year (TOTY) award, given by the American Association for Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Foundation, will once again be granted to a K-12 teacher within the United States who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the field of geoscience education.

Applications and nominations are now being accepted for this distinguished award. Six teachers across the country will be identified as finalists, each from one of six U.S. geographic regions (Pacific, Rocky Mountain, Mid-Continent, Southwest, Gulf Coast, and Eastern). After final nominations are decided, the TOTY Committee will convene to pick the final winner of the 2014 Teacher of the Year Award.

The final TOTY winner will receive a $6,000 award which will be presented to the individual at the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE) which will take place April 2014, in Houston, Texas.

The award includes $3,000 for school use under the teacher’s supervision for educational purposes and $3,000 for personal use by the teacher. The winner will also receive an expense paid trip for two to ACE to receive the award.

Nominate a Teacher

School administrators, colleagues, students, parents, faculty and associations are encouraged to nominate teachers for the award. The teacher will be notified that they have been nominated. An application must be submitted by the teacher for nominations to be considered.

Apply Now

Teachers may simply apply for the award on their own behalf.

All entries for the April 2014 award must be submitted by October 15, 2013 to be considered.