Nominations Being Sought for Teachers of the Year

September 12, 2017 - Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary are now taking nominations for teachers of the year in grade K-5, 6-8 and 9-12.

The VFW annually recognizes the nation’s top classroom elementary, junior high and high school teachers who teach citizenship education topics regularly and promote America’s history and traditions effectively. The national award is $1.000.00 to the winner in each grade group, $1000.00 for each winning teacher’s school and an all-expenses paid trip to attend the VFW National Convention. There are also cash awards for winners at the post, district and state levels.

Anyone except for themselves or a relative can nominate a teacher. 

  • STEP 1: In 350 words or less, describe why you feel your nominee is deserving of the award. Be sure to describe the teacher's innovative teaching and resource development methods, as well as his or her dedication to education.
  • STEP 2: Download and complete the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award nomination form HERE 
  • STEP 3: Submit the nomination form along with your explanation to VFW Post 8904 by October 31, 2017. Post winning nominees are then required to provide a one-page resume, up to five pages of documentation of their teaching experience (references, news articles, etc.) and a head and shoulder photo of themselves.

Questions or to obtain a copy of the nomination form contact VFW Post Quartermaster Larry Hume, 598-2976 or