Herald accepting nominations for 2016 Favorite Teacher Awards

The Herald is accepting nominations for its fourth annual Favorite Teacher Awards, open to public, private and charter school teachers in York, Chester and Lancaster counties.

Each year, The Herald and invite students to submit essays nominating their favorite teachers for the honor. Parents can assist younger elementary students in completing the entry form.

A panel of Herald employees examines the nominations; up to 18 winners will be chosen.

The 2016 Favorite Teacher nominations must be submitted through the online form posted on The deadline for nominations to be received is midnight April 22.

“We’re very happy to once again provide an opportunity for recognition to outstanding teachers throughout York, Chester and Lancaster counties,” said Herald Editor Mark J. Rochester.

“We had a tremendous response last year and we’re hoping to top that by streamlining the nomination process by making it easier via web-only submissions,” Rochester said.

One winner each may be chosen from three grade-levels groups: kindergarten to five, six to eight and nine to 12 in Lancaster and Chester counties and the four school districts in York County. Public, private and charter school nominations are considered together.

Any student can nominate his or her favorite teacher for the 2015-16 school year. Nominations must be current; a student cannot nominate a teacher he or she had in a previous school year.

Nomination essays must be in the student’s own words.

The winning teachers will each receive $100 to be used in their classrooms. Winning teachers also will be recognized in The Herald’s back-to-school Class section, published Sunday, Aug. 14.

Jennifer Becknell: 803-329-4077

More information

To nominate a teacher for The Herald’s 2016 Favorite Teacher Award, find the nomination form at