Announcing the 2014 Master Teacher Awards

Nominate a Special Teacher for The Dispatch/Argus 2014 Master Teacher Awards!

Each year The Dispatch/Argus recognizes the efforts of excellent teachers and education professionals who make a difference in the lives of their students. This year's Master Teacher Awards, will take place at i wireless Center, Moline on Friday, May 2, 2014.

The following categories are eligible:

  • Classroom Teachers
  • School Librarians
  • PE Instructors
  • School Counselors
  • Substitute Teachers
  • Music Specialists
  • Special Education
  • Computer Instructors

Nominees must have a minimum of seven years education experience and currently serve in public or private schools in Rock Island, Henry, Mercer, or Whiteside Counties. Previous winners are not eligible.

Retired teachers, education professionals, and previous winners are not eligible.
Thanks for helping recognize teaching excellence!

Deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, December 27, 2013. Information Required:

  1. Nomination form below.
  2. A succinct letter of nomination (not more than two pages). Be sure to include specific information explaining why he/she is a Master Teacher.

Nomination Form

Name of Teacher:
School District:
School Address:
Teacher's Home Address:
Subject/Grade Level:
Name of Person
Submitting Nomination:
I am a:
Parent Student Staff Member Community Member
Principal/Administrator Other:

Attachment Letter:

Paste Letter in here:

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1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.

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