To nominate, visit nie.plaindealer.com click on the "Crystal Apple Award" link and tell us why your educator deserves this honor. Entries may also be mailed to: The Plain Dealer Crystal Apple Award, The Plain Dealer Plaza, 1801 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44114 or faxed to 216-999-4986. Each mailed or faxed entry must be between 175-350 words and include the educator's name, their subject/grade taught, the address of the school where the educator currently teaches, your name, your present grade (if applicable), your home address and phone number.
|Each recognition period, an independent panel of judges will select three outstanding educators from the nominations – one from each of the following grade categories: K-5, 6-8 and 9-12, for a total of 12 Crystal Apple Award winners this school year. Each winning educator will be recognized individually at a surprise presentation at their school, and then will each receive their Crystal Apple at an awards banquet held at The Plain Dealer in May 2012.|