The teacher of the Krasnodar territory Alexander Shagalov was the teacher of the year

MOSCOW, October 3 — RIA Novosti. The winner of the nationwide contest “Teacher of year of Russia” in 2016, became a teacher of Russian language and literature Alexander Shagalov from the Krasnodar region. The name of the winner was announced at the closing ceremony of the competition at the State Kremlin Palace.

The overall winner received the title of Best teacher award in the form of a Large crystal Pelican from the hands of the Minister of education Olga Vasilyeva, Deputy Prime Minister for social policy Olga Golodets and rector of the Moscow University Victor Sadovnichy. All the finalists received Small crystal pelicans and the title of winners.

“I take my victory as their own victory. But as a victory for the whole teaching community in General… Thank you colleagues, thank you guys, the students. Because they sustain us, they also make us teachers. We not only teach them but learn from them a lot,” said Chagall.

He added that this competition brings attention to the profession of a teacher.

“I want to appeal to all participants of this wonderful contest. Because you have proven your skills. You are the best of the best” — said in turn Vasiliev. She added that in 2016, the competition was presented in all the regions of Russia, and there were a lot of teachers younger than 26 years, many of whom have worked at the school less than three years.

“For us, today, this day gains a special importance. Teaching is changing. It changes to our eyes. We see it in the participants”, — said the Golodets.

She added that in 2016, the competition was presented in all the regions of Russia, and there were a lot of teachers younger than 26 years, many of whom have worked at the school less than three years. “For us, today, this day gains a special importance. Teaching is changing. It changes to our eyes. We see it in the participants”, — said the Golodets.

The contest “teacher of the year” was launched in Samara on September 23. Here passed the first two rounds of the test. Five of the finalists which were determined on Saturday, went to Moscow to participate in the final round. There the winners participated in a Round table of educational politicians”, which was held in the format of the meeting with Vasilyeva.

The first competition was held in may 1990. It is aimed at enhancing the prestige of the teaching profession and its status in society. Traditionally the final of the competition timed to the professional holiday — the teacher’s Day, celebrated on 5 October. In 2015 the winner was a teacher of history and social science Sergey Kocherezhko from Samara.