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Master Teacher

Committee Members

Jon Fairs, Morton (Committee Chair)
Cindy Rinesmith, Butler (Secretary)
Shannon White, Morton

Jennifer McGowan, Smith
Julie Mahl, Helke
Jessica Ketterer, Demmitt
Kate Brookshire, Morton
Brandon Hartley, Central Office

Meeting Dates

Master Teacher dates for 2020-2021

     October 1, 2020, Due date for letter of intent

     December 1, 2020 Master Teacher Committee Review Day

     February 5, 2021, Final submission of materials to building representative

     February 12, 2021, Committee Scoring – Final


Eligibility Requirements and Timeline

Eligibility requirements for Master Teacher designation

  • Hold a professional teaching license/certificate
  • Have taught seven years
  • Work a minimum of 120 days
  • Work under a teaching contract

The teacher is responsible for:

  • Getting two recommendation forms signed
  • Completing a one-page application form (providing applicant information)
  • Providing a narrative that addresses five criteria and is no more than 12 pages in length
  • Providing evidence to support the five criteria demonstrated in the narrative (10 pieces maximum)

Master Teacher Initial Info Packet

Master Teacher Renewal Info Packet

Letter of Intent (2020-2021)

Master Teacher Verification Form


For further information, visit ODE's Master Teacher Program Overview webpage.