• Reflecting on Our Work. Renewing Our Commitment.

    By David Bosso

    "I can’t help but consider how many of my current professional opportunities stem from my recognition as the 2012 Connecticut State Teacher of the Year and my involvement with NNSTOY.  Whether I’m conducting research, writing, traveling or presenting to colleagues, much of what I have accomplished has been made possible by NNSTOY, and these experiences have enriched my life immeasurably..."

    Reflecting on Our Work. Renewing Our Commitment.
  • 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.

    (Photo provided courtesy of Got Credit.)

     

     

    2016 Federal Policy Survey
  • Beyond the Noise of Teacher Leadership

    By Michael Lindblad

    "When Jonathan Kozol suggests that having an incredible teacher in a classroom can overcome a myriad of challenges in education, he’s right. But I know that having the right teacher leader in a region or state can change the entire dynamic of education there."

    Beyond the Noise of Teacher Leadership
  • Creating Moments Our Students Will Remember

    By Allison Riddle

    "I want to find spaces to do the same as often as needed in my classroom. Let's all make the moments to 'cuddle' our students in a rich discussion, share family stories, ask their opinions, take selfies, dance to music, appreciate falling snowflakes, or whatever the moment brings."

    Creating Moments Our Students Will Remember
  • On A Clear Day in April

    By Rebecca Mieliwocki

    "I’ve been silent too long, worrying too terribly, and imagining the worst. It’s time to do the next right thing, and the next right thing is to remember what great teachers do that cannot be undone by an election. No matter who occupies the White House or runs the Department of Education, no matter what policies or mandates come rolling down the halls of congress, no matter how sharp or painful the national dialogue becomes, standing inside millions of classrooms across this country are teachers who are hard at work being inspirers-in-chief."

     

    On A Clear Day in April
  • NNSTOY Unites the Tribe of Teacher Leaders from Coast to Coast

    By Rebecca Mieliwocki and Angie Miller

    In our year of recognition, we all form bonds with our STOY cohorts that often last a lifetime, but membership in NNSTOY expands that network exponentially to include teacher leaders from every year and every state. Through NNSTOY, we build an extended family--a network of spectacular connections that grows and challenges us in unique and powerful ways every single day.

    NNSTOY Unites the Tribe of Teacher Leaders from Coast to Coast
  • To the educators who will teach my Black daughter

    By Jemelleh Coes

    "... as an educator, I know the power of educators. I believe that if they are conscientious and intentional about their interaction, most will do right by Gabby and the other Black girls—girls who still trust teachers to care for and nurture them..."

    To the educators who will teach my Black daughter
  • 6 Things Teachers Can Do When Bad News Strikes

    By Angie Miller

    "The morning after the 2016 election, a first-period 11th grade English class sat in front of me visibly subdued. I knew, from my own experiences, that if I did not acknowledge their discomfort and fear, they would learn nothing, except perhaps that I did not value their feelings."

    6 Things Teachers Can Do When Bad News Strikes

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 Angie Miller A couple of months after September 11, 2001, a parent called me, concerned about his son’s grade. “He had an A last quarter, and now we’re looking at a C-. What’s going on?” he insisted. A first-year teacher, I

Mike Flynn, Massachusetts State Teacher of the Year 2008

Mike Flynn, Massachusetts State Teacher of the Year 2008

Policy


  Teacher of the Year


Mike Flynn is a Director of Mathematics Leadership Programs (formerly SummerMath for Teachers) at Mount Holyoke College. MLP conducts a set of... 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 CCSSO Announces the 2017 Class of Finalists for National Teacher of the Year. Four teachers with styles and passions as diverse as their students have been selected as finalists for the 2017 National Teacher of the Year... 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

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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