2019 Lignite Energy Council Teacher of the Year


Do you know a teacher who lights up the classroom?
Help us recognize outstanding teachers.

The Larks and Lignite Energy Council are searching for stand-out teachers in the community who are making a difference one student at a time.

This season, the Larks and Lignite Energy Council will honor seven outstanding teachers from Burleigh, Morton, McLean, Mercer, Oliver, Sheridan and Emmons counties as Lignite Energy Council Teachers of the Year. The winning teachers will be selected based on their dedication, commitment, and impact on today’s youth.

The Larks and Lignite Energy Council will announce the finalists on Monday, May 6th and will recognize each winning teacher during an assembly at their school.

The Lignite Energy Council Teachers of the Year will also receive:

  • 2 tailgate tickets to (1) Teacher Appreciation Night at the ballpark
  • On-field recognition at the game
  • A Larks jersey

From these seven teachers, ONE will be awarded the Larks Teacher of the Year. This teacher will receive all of the above perks PLUS:

  • $1,000 STEM technology grant for their school
  • $250 gift card for school supplies
  • FREE admission to the Lignite Energy Council Teacher Seminar

All teachers (nominated and not nominated) at participating school districts will receive a special ticket offer to Teacher Appreciation Day(s) at the ballpark. Tickets will cost $20 and will include, all-you-can-eat food and beverage for 90 minutes, plus a Clark the Lark bobblehead pencil holder.

Teacher Appreciation Days are scheduled for:

  • Wednesday, May 29 @ 7:05 pm
  • Thursday, May 30 @ 7:05 pm
  • Friday, May 31 @ 7:35 pm

How do I nominate a teacher?
Tell us what makes your teacher the BEST.

Students, K-12 must describe a teacher who has made a positive impact on their education by answering the questions in the form below.

All nominated teachers will receive a special letter from the Larks recognizing their nomination. The Larks staff will then review all nominations and notify the nominating student(s) and school(s) if their teacher is selected.

Students can submit their nomination online using the form below or by downloading the nomination form here.

Applications must be submitted to:

Bismarck Larks
Teacher of the Year
300 N 4th Street Suite 103
Bismarck, ND 58501

Application deadline is April 19th.


  • Explain and/or share examples.