Eligibility for the Orange County Teachers of the Year Program is limited to candidates who are finalists in their district competitions and meet all of the following requirements:
1. Fully credentialed teacher for a minimum of eight years as of March 20, 2019.
2. Minimum of eight years of credentialed teaching experience in the classroom
3. Currently assigned to teach students at least .5 FTE
4. Assigned to teach students for the 2019-2020 school year
5. Not previously nominated as an Orange County Teacher of the Year