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DCPS Kids First Teachers of the Year


Nominations are now being accepted for the DCPS Kids First Teacher of the Year Award. Daviess County Public Schools believes great teachers are: 

  • Student-Centered
  • Passionate about Teaching and Learning
  • Able to Develop and Maintain Positive Relationships
  • Committed to a Growth Mindset
  • Dedicated to Communication with All Groups
  • Engagement Driven
  • Knowledgeable About Content
  • A Team Player
  • Prepared
  • Coachable
  • Invested

If you know a DCPS teacher who demonstrates some of these characteristics, please complete the brief nomination form HERE. All you have to provide is a one- or two-sentence example of how your nominee demonstrates two of the characteristics listed above. It will only take five minutes and it’s a great way to honor our great teachers. Nomination deadline is Saturday, Feb. 29.

All nominees will be considered. From the list of nominated teachers, three finalists will be selected per level (elementary, middle and high). Overall district winners will be announced at Opening Day in August and will represent DCPS for Kentucky Teacher of the Year honors. 

Please consider completing the nomination form at


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