NTOY Program

CCSSO Announces Four Finalists for 2017 National Teacher of the Year Award

Four teachers with styles and passions as diverse as their students have been selected as finalists for the 2017 National Teacher of the Year Award.

The finalists hail from California, Maryland, Massachusetts and Wisconsin.

One of these finalists will be named the 2017 National Teacher of the Year (NTOY) later this spring, and will spend the next year traveling the country to represent educators and advocate on behalf of teachers and students.

The National Teacher of the Year program, run by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), and presented by Voya Financial, Inc., identifies exceptional teachers nationwide, celebrates their effective work in and outside of the classroom, amplifies their voices and empowers them to take part in policy discussions at the state and national levels.  - Read more

About the National Teacher of the Year Program

The National Teacher of the Year (NTOY) Program began in 1952 and continues as the oldest, most prestigious national honors program that focuses public attention on excellence in teaching.

Meet Jahana: 2016 National Teacher of the Year

Jahana Hayes was named 2016 National Teacher of the Year on April 28, 2016

News

Discover what’s new in the National Teacher of the Year Program. See the latest press releases, find out about this years finalists and the National Teacher of the Year.

National Teacher of the Year

Listing of the National Teachers of the Year

State Teachers of the Year

Every year organizations in each state choose a worthy teacher to represent the state. Check out the exceptional teachers that became the State Teacher of the Year.

State Program Coordinators

Listing of the State Program Coordinators

Request the National Teacher of the Year

The National Teacher of the Year is often requested to make appearances and represent the nation’s educators. Request the National Teacher to speak at your next event.

Program Sponsors

The National Teacher of the Year Program is a project of the Council of Chief State School Officers in partnership with the Voya Foundation.