Introducing the 2019 State Teachers of the Year

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Each year, the National Teacher of the Year Program brings together State Teachers of the Year from all 50 states, DC, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and five U.S. territories to participate in one-of-a-kind professional learning opportunities designed to hone communications skills, expand knowledge of education policy, and grow teaching and learning practices. The goal of this programming is to elevate the voices of teachers and ensure that teachers are engaged in state and national policy conversations. 

This year’s class includes 57 teachers -- one from each of the 50 states and five from U.S. territories including Puerto Rico, whose Teacher of the Year will be inducted into the program for the first time since 2007.

Among these 57 educators, 28 are high school teachers, 14 are middle school teachers, and 15 are elementary school teachers. Of the group, six teach English, nine teach Science, eight teach History, four teach career and technical education and six are Special Education teachers. You can learn more about each individual by selecting their profile using our interactive map on the National Teacher of the Year page. 

We look forward to working with this group of educators to elevate their voices on education issues that matter to them. You can join the cohort on their journey by following the hashtag #NTOY19 on all social media platforms. Be on the lookout for updates throughout the year!

For questions about the National Teacher of the Year Program visit the program page on our website.

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