The 2017 Gold Star Application

Once again, congratulations on your nomination. If you have questions about how the award process works before you get started, visit our Rules page. We are accepting all applications through our online system.

We encourage all eligible teachers to apply! We want you to share with us some insight into your own personal teaching style and relationship to your students, colleagues and parents. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds, teaching specialties, and schools. We’d love to hear about your good work.

Your Own Words:
Please submit a 1 page essay in your own words. Please include your name in the written document. Please answer all three questions on one 8 1/2 x 11- inch paper, single-spaced with a 10-point-type size (or larger). Responses longer than one page may not be considered.

Be sure to edit your document for style, grammar, punctuation, etc. Then, upload it using the upload tool below. Please do NOT upload additional materials.

Tip: The most effective applications include stories, examples and details.

Question 1:

If we walked into your classroom during an outstanding lesson, what would we see and hear? Please be specific.

Question 2:

In what ways have you enhanced the curriculum to inspire students?

Question 3:

How do you contribute to the success of your school and to the success of the teaching profession?

Application Form

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Upload your document below. Document must be in .pdf, .doc or .txt format (NOT .docx). Limit to one page. Do not upload additional materials. Please include your name in your document title. Once you have uploaded your document, please fill out the the remaining portion of the Application Form.