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. 


Where Every Student Has a Voice

As I prepare to enter my 12th year as a classroom teacher, I am still struck…

Marcia Ritter, Missouri State Teacher of the Year 1995

Marcia Ritter, Missouri State Teacher of the Year 1995


1995 Missouri Teacher of the Year

Marcia Ritter is a family and consumer sciences educator from Lee’s Summit, Missouri.  Marcia taught middle school and high school FCS students... read more

Current Education News

The National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) announced the first Model Code of Ethics for Educators (MCEE) to empower P-12 educators with a framework for the countless ethical decisions they... read more


In three weeks, I will close out a 34-year career as an educator in the public schools of Hardy County West Virginia. The first 31 years were tremendously fulfilling, as I was blessed to be involved with the children in the community where I grew... 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.

CCSS Stoy 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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