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UCPS Teacher of the Year search narrows to top 10 finalists

Last year’s top teacher Kerri Sofsian, a second-grade teacher at Kensington School, expresses her surprise at being chosen the 2013-14 UCPS Teacher of the Year.

The official word is in -- the search committee, looking for the Union County Public Schools 2014-15 Teacher of the Year, has narrowed its search from 53 to 10 candidates.

A five-person district committee individually reviewed and scored portfolios from the 53 school-level teachers of the year, choosing the top 20 candidates as semi-finalists.

A different committee then performed individual interviews of the 20 semi-finalists, further narrowing the search to 10 finalists.

The 10 teachers with the highest combined scores from the portfolio and interview are then observed while teaching in their classrooms by a third district committee.

The teacher with the highest combined score from the portfolio, interview and observation is then named as the 2014-2015 Union County Public Schools Teacher of the Year.

All teachers of the year will be recognized in late April at the UCPS 21st Annual Teacher of the Year Banquet where one teacher will rise above the rest to represent the school system as the 2014-15 UCPS Teacher of the Year.

Written by: Deb Coates Bledsoe, UCPS Communications Coordinator
Posted: Apr 08, 2014 by Deb Coates Bledsoe

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