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Seeking Nominations for 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year

MEEC is proud to once again sponsor its annual MEEC “Teacher of the Year” Awards for the 2019-2020 School Year.  Three winners will be selected to receive this prestigious honor:  one ”Teacher of the Year” winner, who will receive $575 in cash plus a product donation to your school to be used in the classroom in the amount of $500, and two MEEC “Teacher of Excellence” recipients, who will each receive $350 in cash plus a product donation to y our school to be used in the classroom in the amount of $300.  This year’s awards banquet will be held on April 30, 2020 at 6 PM at the beautiful Hilton Garden Inn Hotel and Conference Center in Victorville, California.
To this end, we are soliciting nominations from principals, teachers, parents or community members of an exceptional educator from your school that you feel would be most worthy of this prestigious recognition.  We are looking for an educator who makes continuous and enduring contributions to environmental education, demonstrates capacity for creating and implementing successful environmental activities, shows creative approaches, promotes individual and societal environmental responsibility, and encourages youth to make informed decisions about environmental issues.  The teacher must teach within MEEC boundaries.  MEEC’s boundaries consist of the High Desert portion of San Bernardino County, the Palo Verde Valley of Riverside County and the High Desert region of North Los Angeles County, including the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale.
Please take the time to formulate a brief letter describing your nominee and his/her contributions to environmental education.  Please complete the online nomination form by 11:59 PM, March 13, 2020. The form is available at:  https://tinyurl.com/EEteacherawards 
I thank you for your time and consideration of this request, and we look forward to receiving your nomination.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact MEEC Program Specialist Samantha Murray at 760-245-1661 ext 6717 or by email at smurray@mdaqmd.ca.gov.

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