The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools is accepting nominations for its 2008-09 teacher of the year. Anyone who wants to nominate a K-12 teacher from one of the district's 16 schools should contact the school's office for a nomination form. All nominations are due to the principal's office by March 20.The teacher of the year should represent exemplary performance as a member of the teaching staff of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. Such performance can be characterized by excellence in the classroom, civic involvement, contributions to the profession of teaching, the possession of positive interpersonal skills and the demonstration of keen interest in the lives of children and youth.Nominees must meet the state's criteria: be a full-time, fully certified classroom teacher, having completed at least four years of experience. Guidance counselors, family specialists, media specialists and technology specialists are ineligible.A committee of past recipients, peers, principals and administrators selects the teachers of the year.For information, call 967-8211, ext. 238.