Lee's Summit R-7 School District
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LSR7 Invites Nominations for 2022 Teacher of the Year

The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District is accepting nominations for the 2022 Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce Excellence In Teaching/LSR7 Teacher of the Year Award.

All community members, parents, and staff members are invited to nominate. Twelve LSR7 teachers will receive this year’s Excellence In Teaching Award. Excellence in Teaching Award winners may choose to interview for the Lee’s Summit School District’s annual Teacher of the Year award. The district’s Teacher of the Year advances to compete in the Missouri State Teacher of the Year program.

Any certificated pre-K-12 teacher, guidance counselor or library media specialist is eligible to be selected as an Excellence in Teaching Award winner. All candidates must have been employed at least five years with the district. Former Excellence In Teaching Award winners who are nominated again are eligible for consideration to receive one of three Teacher of Distinction awards. Teachers of Distinction interview for Teacher of the Year.

The Excellence In Teaching and Teacher of Distinction award recipients will be selected by a committee of LSR7 staff, as well as representatives from the Chamber of Commerce. The 12 Excellence In Teaching and 3 Teachers of Distinction winners will be surprised at their schools in April and honored at an April reception, where the Teacher of the Year will be announced.

Nomination forms are available on the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District Teacher of the Year website, LSR7.org/TOY. Jan. 31 is the deadline for nominations.