Wixom, Michigan 48393

​​The VFW will recognize and honor the top Elementary (K-5), Junior High (6-8), and High School
(9-12) teacher of the year, who teaches citizenship and education topics, and promotes America’s history, traditions, and institutions.  Attributes considered will be the scope of the teaching on both the students and the community.

Fellow teachers, supervisors, or any other interested individual may submit nominations.  Self-submitted nominations are not accepted.  

The nominating individual must submit the nominated teacher’s name on the completed VFW Teacher Nomination Form.  Included with the form a 350 word or less description of why the nominee should be selected.  Describe the teacher’s innovative teaching and resource development methods, as well as his/her dedication to teaching.  Submit these to the local VFW Post no later than October 31, 2021.


The following items MUST be included with Entry to be considered incomplete for judging.
     >  Original VFW Teacher Nomination Form
     >  Description of teacher’s methods/accomplishments (350 words or less)
     >  National Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Advancement Form
     >  One-page resume (may use both sides)
     >  Do NOT Exceed five 8 ½ x 11 pages of documentation
     >  Good quality wallet size head and shoulder photograph


Post - Received no later than October 31, 2021

One winner only in each category (elementary, junior high, high school) will be awarded the following at our Mid-Winter Conference. 
     >  Glass Apple
     >  Plaque
     >  Teacher of the Year Jacket
     >  $500.00 Award Check.


Lawrence A. Sims Post 2269
Veterans of Foreign Wars and

Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary