2018 Timeline of ActivitiesProgram activities and dates for the 2018 California Teachers of the Year Program.
|Participating districts, charter schools, private schools, and professional organizations distribute local applications and organize local Teacher of the Year recognition activities.||February 2017
|County offices of education (COEs) conduct regional selection and recognition processes for district finalists.||
|Postmark deadline for COEs to submit state applications to the California Department of Education (CDE).||August 4, 2017|
|The state selection committee - made up of teachers, administrators, and organization representatives - reviews applications.||August 2017|
|COEs are contacted to arrange site visits for selected applicants.||
|Site visits are conducted by a team of teacher-observers.||September 2017|
|Selected applicants are interviewed by a state selection committee that includes the State Superintendent of Public Instruction or his designee.||September 2017|
|The State Superintendent of Public Instruction makes the final selection and notifies the California Teachers of the Year.||October 2017|
|The Council of Chief State School Officers is notified of California's nominee for the National Teacher of the Year Program.||October 2017|
|The CDE publicly announces the 2018 California Teachers of the Year in a news release.||October 2017|
|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 2017**|
|California Teachers of the Year and additional honorees are honored at a special gala.||February 2018|
**Subject to change.
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Last Reviewed: Friday, January 6, 2017