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2015 Timeline of Activities

Program activities and dates for the 2015 California Teachers of the Year Program.
Activity
Date
Participating districts, charter schools, private schools, and professional organizations distribute local applications and organize local Teacher of the Year recognition activities. February 2014
County offices of education (COEs) conduct regional selection and recognition processes for district finalists.

February–July 2014

Postmark deadline for COEs to submit state applications to the California Department of Education (CDE). August 22, 2014
The state selection committee - made up of teachers, administrators, and organization representatives - reviews applications. September 18–20, 2014
COEs are contacted to arrange site visits for selected applicants.

September 24–October 1, 2014

Site visits are conducted by a team of teacher-observers. Early October 2014
Selected applicants are interviewed by a state selection committee that includes the State Superintendent of Public Instruction or his designee. End of October, 2014
The State Superintendent of Public Instruction makes the final selection and notifies the California Teachers of the Year. End of October 2014
The Council of Chief State School Officers is notified of California's nominee for the National Teacher of the Year Program. End of October 2014
The CDE publicly announces the 2015 California Teachers of the Year in a news release. End of October 2013
California Teachers of the Year meet at the CDE for a professional development day and lunch with the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. (Pending available funding) December 8, 2014
California Teachers of the Year and additional honorees are honored at a special event. February 9, 2015
Questions:   Awards Team | awards@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0842
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