The Jane Wha-Young Kim Award for Teaching Excellence
Darlene Quichocho Wins First Award
On April 23, 2018, the Jane Wha-Young Kim Foundation awarded its first Award for Teaching Excellence to Darlene Quichocho, who teaches language arts and English at George Washington High School. Congratulations, Mrs. Q!
The Jane Wha-Young Kim Award for Teaching Excellence recognizes outstanding teachers on Guam. The award, established in 2017, includes a cash prize of $10,000. This award is presented every other year.
Criteria: The Jane Wha-Young Kim Award for Teaching Excellence will recognize one full-time middle or high school teacher who: models excellence as a teaching professional, including as evidenced by effective use of instructional practices and materials; inspires, enables, and assists students to achieve their full potential; and encourages community engagement and service by students.
Eligibility: Nominees must be full-time teachers in an accredited middle or high school on Guam, with at least two years’ teaching experience, not inclusive of the current academic year.
Nomination: Current or former students, parents of current or former students, current teachers or education administrators may nominate a teacher. A teacher may not nominate him/herself.
The nominator must submit a nomination statement of no more than 500 words describing how the nominee meets the award criteria. The statement must be accompanied by a separate sheet with the following information:
Full name of nominee
Full name of the nominator
Relationship of the nominator to the nominee
Employment history of the nominee (resume or CV attachment meets this requirement)
The nomination must be seconded by supporting statements (no more than 200 words) from at least one other student and one education professional (e.g., fellow teacher, school administrator).
All materials must be submitted by the nominator to firstname.lastname@example.org no earlier than [Date TBD] and no later than [Date TBD].
Selection: The Foundation – joined by Roseanna McGuire, who taught at St. Anthony’s School in the 1980s and currently teaches in Texas, and Dr. Robert Underwood, president of the University of Guam and former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives – will review nomination materials and select one recipient of the Jane Wha-Young Kim Award for Teaching Excellence.
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