Mayor Thomas M. Menino, the Boston Public Schools, and the Boston Teachers Union invite nominations for Boston Educators of the Year. The awards program is an outgrowth of the Boston Teachers of the Year program that has been in place for the past several years, now expanded to include other educators such as paraprofessionals, school nurses, and guidance counselors. An independent committee will select a group of exceptional educators to be honored at a ceremony on June 19. The deadline for school communities to submit nominations is Tuesday, April 17. The BPS website contains more information as well as a nomination form.