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The National Network of State Teachers of the
Year is proudly presenting the 2017 NNSTOY
Conference: A Clear Voice, a Collective Vision.
The National Network of State Teachers of the Year is proudly presenting the 2017 NNSTOY Conference: A Clear Voice, a Collective Vision.
July 15-19, 2017 at Westin City Center, 1400 M St NW, Washington, DC 20005.
We have king and double rooms available in our room block for $159 for July 15-18. To stay the night of 7/19 rooms are $209. To book the night of the 19th, please reach out to [email protected] The room block ends June 6, 2017.
Note: The room block is being held for July 15-19. If you are attending the conference but want to come earlier or leave later, first book your room for those dates for the conference. Then contact our conference manager, Camela Jones: [email protected] She can help you book extended days while supplies last. Her phone number is: 202.429.1700
A middle school New York math eduator, Founder of EduColor, writer, and activist
A South Bronx educator, Global Teacher Prize 2015 Finalist, innovator, social entrepreneur and urban farmer
A senior project director with 19 years of experience in teacher recruitment and retention, enhancement, educator equity, curriculum development
A writer, former high school English teacher and doctoral candidate at Harvard University studying education, incarceration and inequality
Lawyer and judge who served as the Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth of Virginia from 2014 to 2016
Student at Baltimore City College High School
President of the National Council on Teacher Quality
Vice President of Education Policy at American Progress
President of Thomas B. Fordham Institute
(Minnesota, 2006) a racial equity and instructional coach, and a board member for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
A 2nd grade teacher, STEM advocate, and NEA Foundation Senior Fellow
(National Teacher of the Year, Maryland, 2014) a high school English and AVID teacher, a Teaching Ambassador Fellow at the U.S. Department of Education in 2016
(Pennsylvania, 2013, Finalist) an art teacher, the developer of the Public Art Workshop
(New York, 2008) A National Hall of Fame awardee, high school science teacher
Writer for the Cool Cat Teacher blog for over 10 years and an Edublog award finalist for Best Teacher Blog for the last nine
A high school English teacher and an advocate for mindfulness and mindful practices
(Kansas, 2014) An NEA Global Learning Fellow, AP literature teacher
A 2nd grade teacher, facilitator, administrator, and teacher leader
Awardee of the DoDEA Korea District Teacher of the Year, a kindergarten teacher, mentor, facilitator, and teacher leader
A high school English Language Arts teacher, facilitator of professional learning modules
a high school literature teacher, teacher consultant, MET project participant, and a TeachStrong Ambassador
(Arizona, 2014) a doctoral student and blogger, teach of 17 years, and a Lead Teacher Champion Fellow
(Arizona, 2015) a high school history and political thought teacher
(Arizona, 2014, Finalist) a middle and high school science teacher
(Arizona, 2012) an elementary school teacher, and a member of the Gates Foundation Teacher Advisory Committee
(Pennsylvania, 2006, Finalist) a middle school science teacher, advocate with TEACH to Lead and ECET2 grant programs
(Pennsylvania, 2015) a high school orchestra director and chair of the music department
A middle school language arts and social studies teacher and the recipient of the Milken Educator Award in 2015
(Pennsylvania, 2013, Finalist) an elementary reading specialist, and the Professional Development Chair on the Board of NSTOY-PA
(Pennsylvania, 2017) an elementary science teacher, 2016 Global Teacher Prize finalist, a recipient of the 2014 Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching
(Pennsylvania, 2009) a high school English Language Arts teacher, and the Past President of NNSTOY
A high school and college science teacher, creator of BELONG, and the recipient of the National Environmental Education Award 2012
A senior researcher at American Institutes for Research focusing on teacher leadership, retention, and compensation
(National Finalist, Hawaii, 2015) a Habits of Mind Teacher consultant, a member of the ESSA Task Force
A high school AP social studies teacher, the HSTA Secretary-Treasurer, and a member of the ESSA Task Force
(Michigan, 2015) a 3rd grade teacher, and a 2016 Teaching Ambassador Fellow with the U.S. Department of Education
(Montana, 2014) a high school English and history teacher, 2016 Teaching Ambassador Fellow with the U.S. Department of Education
(South Carolina, 2014, Finalist) a high school AP government teacher, and a Washington Teaching Ambassador Fellow
Researcher at American Institutes for Research focusing on systems and supports for educator development and college and career-readiness.
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How can we support the type of schooling (and society) that values, rather than marginalizes?
This strand highlights theoretical and practical models that are responsive to the challenges of preparing educational leaders committed to social justice and equity.
How can we advance student outcomes by expanding opportunities for teacher leadership?
This strand highlights systems and strategies that support teacher leaders.
How can we gain insight into the legislative process and contribute our important voice and perspective to policy decisions that impact our students?
This strand focuses on actively engaging in policy analysis and advocating for educational opportunities in local communities.
More details coming soon!
How can we actualize our deep belief that when our teachers are organized and in positions of leadership (within and outside the classroom), they will serve as a transformative force for and with students, communities and the broader movement to professionalize teaching?
This strand focuses on raising our voices for our student’s unique needs and for the teaching profession.
More details coming soon!
Take a field trip to Capitol Hill and meet with your Congressional leaders! Please sign up on the sign-up sheet for the Day on the Hill. Our Day on the Hill Committee will set up meetings with your state’s senators so you will attend a Hill meeting with all teachers from your state.
If you are interested in becoming a State Lead for your state, please click on the button below to read more about the role and responsibilities.
Read more about how to request a meeting on Capitol Hill
This brief video explains how to make an appointment with a Member of Congress
This is a follow-up at-a-glance document that references the "Making an Appointment" video
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