The Ohio Department of Education now is taking nominations for the Teachers of Ohio Representing Character and Heart (TORCH) recognition. The TORCH program honors five teachers each year who model strong personal character and concern for their students, colleagues and communities. Nominations close Jan. 31.
The 2019 Ohio Teacher of the Year and 2019 Ohio Teacher of the Year finalists will evaluate nominations and select this year’s TORCH honorees by late March.
TORCH program criteria, guidance and nomination materials are available here. Direct questions to Mona Al-Hayani, 2019 Ohio Teacher of the Year and the Department’s current teacher fellow.
Please see the nomination webpage for details.