Without our nation's veterans, America wouldn't be the great nation it is today.  Our youth deserve to learn about our rich history, traditions and the role of our veterans in creating and shaping America.

The VFW Teacher of the Year award contest recognizes three exceptional teachers for their outstanding commitment to teaching Americanism and patriotism to their students.  Each year, a certified/licensed Elementary, Junior High and High School Teacher whose curriculum focuses on citizenship education topics can be nominated for the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award.
VFW Post 12002 is proud to support this program each year.  The winning Teacher in each of the three categories receives a $250 honorarium from the Post.
The Post's winning Teachers are also entered in the State competition.  The Department of Georgia also gives cash prizes to the winner of each category and hosts them and their families at the State Convention in Macon in June.
At the National level, the winners receive ...
  •  A $1,000 award for Professional Development expenses
  •  A $1,000 award for their School
  •  Two award plaques  -  one for the Teacher, the other for their School.
  •  An all-expenses-paid trip to attend a VFW conference to receive their award
How to Enter
        1.  Review the Rules and Eligibility Requirements

        2.  Download and complete the 2019-2020 Nomination Form

        3.  Submit your Nomination Form and Essay to Post 12002's Program Chairman

                        Jim Davis        770-235-4858        davis1824@comcast.net

     [ The deadline for submitting entries to the Post is October 31, 2019 ]

Read about the 2018-19 National Teacher-of-the-Year Winners