• Improve your serve.

    Strengthen your teacher leadership on behalf of our nation's students. Shore up your work on equity. Build strong network of colleagues who support your work. Tell members of Congress what educators need. Fill your emotional gas tank for the next leg of your educator's journey.

    Take back strategies to change the world.

    Improve your serve.
  • Exemplary Educators Identify Their Most Important Learning Excperiences

     

    The third in our Good to Great series, this research helps  states and districts make decisions about how best to invest their professional development resources, including those made available under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  This report offers timely information to ensure scarce resources are used most wisely across the teacher career continuum to help teachers go from good to great.

    Exemplary Educators Identify Their Most Important Learning Excperiences
  • What I Want From My Next Teaching Job

    By Tom Rademacher

    "Now I am officially job hunting. And I am not alone. Conventional wisdom suggests that while I seek employment, it's a poor time to talk about what's wrong with schools. Best to keep my head down and try to get a job, any job. But if you've ever heard the phrase, "Live your life with the confidence of a mediocre white man," know that I am that man. So I'm putting this out there: my personal ad for the next job I want in teaching."

    What I Want From My Next Teaching Job
  • What Happens When a Student is Put Out of Class?

    by Josh Parker

    "It starts with being sent out, and sometimes ends in suspension. Or expulsion. Or (years later, in a different context) worse. To be clear, students bear the weight of their decisions – every iPhone stands on its on charger – but what will be the result of our decisions to separate students from classes?"

    What Happens When a Student is Put Out of Class?
  • When Teachers Believe Their Work Is Never Enough

    By Angie Miller

    "My colleagues ... meet with the U.S. Secretary of Education, publish books, and get inducted in the freakin’ National Teacher Hall of Fame. They juggle parenthood and school duties while training for marathons...

    They are so much of what I just can’t be."

     

    *Photo from Creative Commons through Pixabay: matches-2109344_1920

    When Teachers Believe Their Work Is Never Enough
  • Fighting for the Dreamers in and out of the Classroom

    By James E. Ford

    "There are some moments as a teacher that just never leave you. They remain burned into memory like still photos. These images have stories that all elicit their own emotions, varying widely from invigorating and awe-inspiring to sad and demoralizing. Amid news that a DACA protected student was just deported, I am reminded of one of the single bravest acts performed by one of my students: disclosing his undocumented status to the entire class."

    Fighting for the Dreamers in and out of the Classroom
  • Take Afterschool Programs Off the Political Chopping Block

    By Allison Riddle

    "I wouldn’t want to be the one to have to tell Amy Jo’s parents that the kind of opportunity that fueled their daughter’s dream may not exist much longer in America. Educators across the country paused in a collective jaw drop last month when President Trump’s proposed budget was released and it eliminated the 21st Century Community Learning Center program."

    Take Afterschool Programs Off the Political Chopping Block
  • Still on the Right Trajectory

    State Teachers of the Year and Finalists Compare Former and New State Assessments

    Read the latest research study in our continued focus on important issues of assessing our students' learning through Standardized, summative assessments. Learn why it's more important than ever that teachers are included in important conversations about assessment.

    Still on the Right Trajectory
  • Lessons from an Addict: What Teachers Really Need to Grow

    By Topher Kandik

    "Here is common sense from the classroom. Teachers need two things to improve as professionals: accountability to each other for growth and a voice in the conversation about how to grow. Gone should be the days in which superintendents or individual school administrators declare by fiat how all teachers should improve."

    Lessons from an Addict: What Teachers Really Need to Grow

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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 Josh Parker Every time I have to do it, I hate it. When my student has to walk the halls to cool down from a conflict with me, I feel like a first-year teacher again. A middle/high school student again. 13 years into my career and it still

Diane Cummins, New Jersey State Teacher of the Year 2004

Diane Cummins, New Jersey State Teacher of the Year 2004

Policy


2004 New Jersey Teacher of the Year


Diane Cummins is currently the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for the Clearview Regional School District in Mullica Hill,... read more

Current Education News

In a Flash Poll conducted June 6-17, 2016, members of the National Network of State Teachers of the Year indicated that states and districts are doing little to engage them around the new Every Student Succeeds Act, as required by law. Data from... read more

NNSTOY News

Current News Melody Arabo (Minnesota 2015) co-authored a report recently released by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, The Right Tool for the Job: Improving Reading and Writing in the Classroom. Mike Soskil's (Pennsylvania 2017) article... read more

Teachers Leading Discussion Forum

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Joanne Weiss, Chief of Staff, Arne Duncan

Joanne Weiss, Chief of Staff, Arne Duncan

May 4, 2011, CCSSO NTOY Gala

“More than ever, we need teachers’ voices to be heard.. We at the Department look forward to being your partners in defining a path to offer world-class education for every child in America.”


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