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“To help those who teach bridge to do it better, more effectively, more knowledgeably, more professionally.”


Are you a bridge teacher who gives that something “extra” in the classroom and shares enthusiasm, encouragement and passion for bridge with your students?  Your students may nominate you for consideration for the 2016 American Bridge Teachers Association (ABTA) Teacher of the Year Award, sponsored by Master Point Press, the largest publisher of bridge books and eBooks, in the world. The award includes a crystal trophy and cash prize for the winner.

We are looking for grassroots teachers who present student-appropriate materials in a lively, unique style; who are contributing to the growth of bridge in their local community and schools. A special someone who really cares for the students’ successes, concerns and progress at the bridge table. We’re looking for the teacher who is always “on top” of
material and is regularly bringing new ideas and theories into the classroom for the students’ consideration.

Click through to view the Nomination Forms (Student and Teacher) and the Eligibility and Selection Criteria.

To begin the process (the sooner the better), ask your students who hold you in high regard, to complete the nomination form available. Follow this with completing the additional teacher’s form posted. All forms are available at: Nomination Forms

Questions may be directed, by email, to Joyce at: abtaTOY@gmail.com

The deadline for nominations and all submissions is March 15, 2016.


Teacher of the Year 2015-2016 Committee

Larry Cohen, Barbara Seagram, Tina Radding, Mary Jane Orock, Linda Lee, Nancy Abbott, and Joyce Penn, Chairman.