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2022 Colorado Teacher of the Year Application

Colorado Teacher of the Year supported by Denver 7 ABC


Each year, the Colorado Teacher of the Year Program honors an exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable, and skilled K-12 classroom teacher to represent the entire profession in the state. The selected teacher will automatically become Colorado's nominee for the National Teacher of the Year competition.

View more information and resources on the Colorado Teacher of the Year website.

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Thank you to Denver 7 for its support of the Teacher of the Year program!

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Candidate Information

Contact Information
Professional Info
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Optional Demographic Information*
*Answers to this section are optional. The Colorado Teacher of the Year will be selected without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

School and District Information

Contact Info
School and District Info

Professional Biography


Please complete your professional biography in 3rd person, as this may be used on the CDE website. Please follow the content and style guidelines below. (maximum 250 words)

By completing this section, you agree that your biography and headshot can be used in Colorado Teacher of the Year materials.

In your bio, please include the following items:

  • The grade level and subject you currently teach
  • The school in which you currently teach, including city and state
  • All degrees you hold including the institution where they were received (i.e., Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Connecticut)

In your bio, please follow the following style guidelines:

  • Spell out your degrees (i.e., Bachelor of Art not BA)
  • Only capitalize a subject area when it's a language (i.e., capitalize English but not calculus)
  • Use your first and last name in the first reference, but your last name only on second and subsequent references
  • Spell out all acronyms the first time they are used

Response Questions

Response Questions

Respond to the following five questions highlighting your personal story and why you believe you should be the Colorado Teacher of the Year. Do not include external links. Maximum word counts are indicated in parentheses.

Supporting Documentation


Please submit the following via email to by Aug. 6, 2021. 

For guidance on submission requirements, please refer to the Evaluation Rubric within the paper version of this application located on the TOY webpage.

  • Résumé: (PDF)
  • Letters of Support (combined in a single file): (PDF)
  • Publicity Photo: (JPG, PNG or PDF)
  • Signatures Page: (PDF)