• Case Studies in Career Advancement

    Learn lessons from 8 teacher career advancement initiatives implemented across a variety of contexts, including key principles for developing successful, sustainable teacher career advancement initiatives.

    This report represents the second phase of our research into how the teaching profession needs to evolve to meet 21st century career expectations for a new generation of teachers and learners.

    Case Studies in Career Advancement
  • 2016 Federal Policy Survey

    Find out what the country's best teachers think about a variety of education policies, including how to recruit and retain teachers and how to keep great teachers in the profession.

    The survey respondents include both State Teachers of the Year and Finalists for State Teacher of the Year.

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    2016 Federal Policy Survey
  • Meet Jahana Hayes

    National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes was honored  along with all of our 2016 State Teachers of the Year in a ceremony in the East Room of the White House May 3.

    Meet Jahana Hayes
  • Will Teaching Change or Will We Just Keep Complaining?

    by Maddie Fennell

    I would describe our system as a spider web of interdependency, and I believe it will take transformation of almost every thread to rebuild it into a system that our kids not only deserve, but that our economy will need to continue to grow. There is no simple, cheap miracle fix that will bring about transformative change for the education profession and the American education system; the entire web needs to be re-woven.

    Will Teaching Change or Will We Just Keep Complaining?
  • What I Learned Making Common Core Videos with State Teachers of the Year

    Joe Fatheree's experience producing seven new videos with State Teachers of the Year convinced him that the primary criticisms of the Common Core State Standards are built on faulty assumptions. Instead, teachers he filmed told Fatheree that the standards promote creativity, challenge students to use critical thinking skills, provide teachers with the autonomy to create engaging lessons, prepare students to take their place on the global stage by promoting collaboration, and help ensure students are career- and college-ready.

    What I Learned Making Common Core Videos with State Teachers of the Year
  • New Video Series: Why Teachers Value Rigorous Standards

    Some of the nation's best teachers pull back the curtain from their classrooms to show how the Common Core helps them engage all of their students in challenging and rewarding educational experiences that prepare them for the futures they create.

    New Video Series: Why Teachers Value Rigorous Standards
  • Save the Date for the 2016 Annual Conference in Chicago: July 11-14, 2016

    The Conference, which will take place at the Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel, will explore four main topic areas: Leadership Spanning, Building Professional Networks, Constructing Student-Centered Classrooms and Expanding on Teacher Leadership. More information -including speakers, presenters, and learning sessions will be released soon. Save the date and we will see you in Chicago!

    Save the Date for the 2016 Annual Conference in Chicago: July 11-14, 2016
  • NNSTOY Professional Development Modules

    Facilitated by State and National Teachers of the Year, NNSTOY offers guided modules for teachers to on how to build the skills required to create real change in today's schools!

    NNSTOY Professional Development Modules

Resources

The NNSTOY Resource Library is a collection of research reports, policy briefs, white papers, and other powerful documents that focus on today’s key topics in education. Browse our virtual library and review the topics that interest you.

NNSTOY Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for providing direction to and overseeing the affairs of the NNSTOY in the interests of the membership.  It consists of State Techers of the Year and other professionals. 

Member Blog

By Joe Fatheree. As a teacher, I often hear two long-standing negative assumptions about the Common Core States Standards.  The first is that standards limit creativity in the classroom, and the second is that they encourage to “teaching to

Jay Hoffman, Vermont State Teacher of the Year 2013

Jay Hoffman, Vermont State Teacher of the Year 2013

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2013 Vermont Teacher of the Year


Jay Hoffman is Vermont’s 2013 State Teacher of the Year and has been recognized through numerous award programs for his innovative incorporation of... read more

Current Education News

 Democratic Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Bobby Scott are worried that teachers, paraprofessionals and other school personnel don't have enough time outside of the classroom to participate in planning and development for the Every Student Succeeds... read more

NNSTOY News

Current News Michael Dunlea (New Jersey finalist, 2012)had an op-ed published in the Ocean City (NJ) Sentinel, Pay Teachers more now or bill will come due later. Dunlea is also featured in a video where he describes how he helps parents... read more

Teachers Leading Discussion Forum

We would like to invite you to join the conversation on our Teachers Leading discussion forum.  There is great conversation throughout the year about great teaching.

NNSTOY Video Series

Chris Minnich, Executive Director, Council of Chief State School Officers

Chris Minnich, Executive Director, Council of Chief State School Officers

National and State Teachers of the Year play an important role by helping guide policy discussions that affect students and the education profession with chief state school officers and their staff.  We applaud the many Teachers of the Year who are helping lead the implementation of the Common Core State Standards and many other instructional improvements in classrooms and schools across the country.

CCSSO is proud to be the home of the National Teacher of the Year Program, and we applaud the outstanding accomplishments of all teacher leaders. We look forward to even more dialogue with teacher leaders in the future and wish you the very best in your work.


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