Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to the 2024 Nevada Language Teacher of the Year

Emily A. Freedman

TOY Application

Our Teacher of the Year candidate has already been selected for the 2024 year. Once the Teacher of the Year 2025 application is ready, it will be available on this page.

  • Application and specific details regarding the timeline and other requirements.
  • Interview rubric portion of the selection process. 
  • Evaluation rubric for the portfolio. 

*Teachers may also apply directly through these links (without a formal nomination from a colleague) to be considered for Nevada’s World Language Teacher of the Year.

All application materials should be submitted electronically as a PDF file. Successful candidates must be full-time language educators who spend at least fifty-percent (50%) of their time in direct teaching during the year of application with an expectation of teaching during the next two (2) years.


Plan to be interviewed via Zoom. You will be notified ahead of time via email of the specific day and time for your interview.

Interviews will be composed of two parts:
  1. Questions and Answers (ten minutes) – You will answer questions by the selection committee. Questions will be based on the following topics:
    1. Personal background
    2. National and state world language standards and proficiency levels.
    3. Professional involvement
    4. Value of language learning
  2. Mock press conference (five minutes) – You will give a three to five minute press conference to a civic group or other outside organization