Announcing Our New Impact Statement, Organizational Outcomes, and Strategic Plan

Dear Colleagues,


As educators, the beginning of fall signifies a fresh start. We have new classrooms, new students, and a new commitment to our craft and the children and families we serve. The National Network of State Teachers of the Year shares the same sentiment - the beginning of fall is an exciting time for NNSTOY’s future, and we are proud to announce our new Impact Statement, Organizational Outcomes, and Strategic Book, which are the guideposts for our organizational future.


Impact Statement: 

The National Network of State Teachers of the Year is the engine that connects, supports, and mobilizes educators so they can advocate for the issues and practices that provide all students with exceptional and equitable learning opportunities.


Organizational Outcomes:

  1. Leverage the membership’s teaching expertise to ensure exceptional student learning opportunities.
  2. Advance educator leadership at all levels--local, state, and national--to ensure that all students have access to high quality instruction.
  3. Create opportunities for the membership and other expert educators to revolutionize the teaching profession.
  4. Build a dynamic national organization that is both mission-driven and sustainable.


Strategic Plan: 

This document is the result of collaborative efforts between the staff and Board of Directors, undertaken in the course of seven months. And during key moments along the Book’s development, NNSTOY’s significant partners, members, and critical friends were invited to review the document, and provide important feedback. As such, the development of this Strategic Book included well over 150 individuals, representing a broad array of professionals and organizations in the education space. 


This book is intended to establish clarity around NNSTOY’s mission and impact.  It is a roadmap, designed to inform the tactical activities the organization will pursue in order to meet its purposes and attain sustainability. 


Moving forward we continue to use the Impact Statement and Organizational Outcomes as the driving forces behind the work that we do. We also know that we are an organization of many.  We value your feedback, ideas and thoughts regarding NNSTOY’s new direction. We welcome your comments and questions, please send a note here. We continue to remain as transparent as possible about the future of NNSTOY.




Eric Isselhardt, Ph.D.

Acting CEO


Megan Allen, Ed.D.

Director of Partnerships


Lauren Cantell

Director of Project Management

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