Santa Barbara Bowl
Performing Arts Teacher of the Year
Click Here for Nomination Form
The Santa Barbara County Performing Arts Teacher of the Year is an annual recognition of an exemplary performing arts teacher. The SBCEO Teachers Network in partnership with The Santa Barbara Bowl selects one teacher based upon the content of the nomination form. Nominations may be made on behalf of a performing arts teacher, or a performing arts teacher may nominate him/her self. Previously nominated teachers are eligible each year. The Selection Committee will review all nominations. and the winner will be announced the first week of October, 2015.
The Santa Barbara Bowl Performing Arts Teacher of the Year is an excellent instructional leader who effectively inspires the creativity of students, and serves the greater school community with the arts. The Santa Barbara Bowl Performing Arts Teacher of the Year will serve as an excellent voice representing the importance of performing arts for students in public education.
Within our county, we have many outstanding performing arts teachers who qualify for this special recognition. Districts, principals, and colleagues are encouraged to nominate teachers that qualify, and performing arts teachers may also self-nominate. Previously nominated teachers are eligible.
Meet the previous winners HERE.
The winning Santa Barbara Bowl Performing Arts Teacher of the Year may have his/her students perform at the A Salute to Teachers or Education Celebration teacher recognition events.
Who is eligible?
Any current, fully credentialed, PreK-12 teacher in Santa Barbara County whose primary responsibility is teaching performing arts to students. Applicants must have taught in the classroom for at least 3 full years.
How are the awards selected?
A selection committee of administrators, business and community partners, educators, and others complete an initial screening of the applications. Finalists may be interviewed and observed in the classroom.
When will I hear if I am selected as Santa Barbara County Performing Arts Teacher of the Year?
Notifications will be made approximately the first week of May.
The Santa Barbara County Performing Arts Teacher of the Year:
- May have his/her students perform at the annual A Salute to Teachers event..
- May be interviewed and filmed for promotional purposes.
- May be asked to have students perform at another event.
- May be asked to speak at other events.
- Will win a $500 grant award and a VIP concert experience at The Santa Barbara Bowl.
Send completed nomination forms and questions to: anneflores<at>sbceo.org