Ivar’s and Kidd Valley are celebrating the best in educators. In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Month in May, the iconic Puget Sound restaurants are calling on all kindergarten through eighth grade students to nominate the best teachers in Washington for a chance to win 2013 Teacher of the Year bragging rights. This year is the 10th anniversary of Ivar’s and Kidd Valley Teacher of the Year programs. To celebrate, the top teacher selected as the grand prize winner by both will receive a $1,000 gift card for school supplies (which is double the previous years’ grand prize) as well as the title of Ivar’s Teacher of the Year or Kidd Valley Teacher of the Year. In addition, the nominating students of the grand prize winners will win “either an Ivar’s Kids Meal for every student in their class (including a visit by Ivar’s famous Dancing Clam!) or a delicious Kidd Valley burger party. As a bonus prize students will receive an admission ticket to Imagine Children’s Museum in Everett, courtesy of the museum.”
To nominate a teacher, students 14 years of age or younger can visit any Puget Sound area Ivar’s or Kidd Valley location (excluding stadiums and Eastern Washington stores) to complete an official entry form, or go online to Ivar’s Teacher of the Year or to Kidd Valley Teacher of the Year. In addition to the entry form, students may also submit optional artwork or photo as “extra credit” that best represents their appreciation. All entries must be received by May 27, 2013. The official Teacher of the Year rules can be found on Ivar’s and Kidd Valley websites. In addition to the two Teacher of the Year grand prizes, the contest will also award four teachers a first prize of a $150 gift card for school supplies, and 30 teachers will receive second prize of a $25 Ivar’s or Kidd Valley gift card.