2019
Virginia

National Teacher of the Year

Rodney Robinson

School
Virgie Binford Education Center
Subject Area
Social Studies/History
Grade Level
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Alaska

State Teacher of the Year, National Teacher of the Year Finalist

Danielle Riha

School
Alaska Native Cultural Charter School
Subject Area
Math, Science, Social Studies/History, English Lan
Grade Level
5, 6, 7, 8

Danielle Riha

School
Alaska Native Cultural Charter School
Subject Area
Math, Science, Social Studies/History, English Lan
Grade Level
5, 6, 7, 8
District of Columbia

State Teacher of the Year, National Teacher of the Year Finalist

Kelly Harper

School
Amidon-Bowen Elementary School
Subject Area
Elementary
Grade Level
3

Kelly Harper

School
Amidon-Bowen Elementary School
Subject Area
Elementary
Grade Level
3
Oklahoma

State Teacher of the Year, National Teacher of the Year Finalist

Donna Gradel

School
Broken Arrow High School
Subject Area
Science, Physical Education
Grade Level
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Donna Gradel

School
Broken Arrow High School
Subject Area
Science, Physical Education
Grade Level
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Alabama

State Teacher of the Year

Zestlan Simmons

School
Booker T. Washington Magnet High School
Subject Area
English Language Arts, Art
Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
American Samoa

State Teacher of the Year

Jordanna Maga

School
Tafuna High School
Subject Area
Math
Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Arizona

State Teacher of the Year

Kareem Neal

School
Maryvale High School
Subject Area
Special Education
Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Arkansas

State Teacher of the Year

Stacey McAdoo

School
Central High School
Subject Area
Communications, AVID
Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
California

State Teacher of the Year

Rosie Reid

School
Northgate High School
Subject Area
English Language Arts
Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Colorado

State Teacher of the Year

Meg Cypress

School
Bradley International School
Subject Area
Elementary
Grade Level
5
Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands

State Teacher of the Year

Roselle Carreon

School
Oleai Elementary School
Subject Area
Elementary
Grade Level
4
Connecticut

State Teacher of the Year

Sheena Graham

School
Warren Harding High School
Subject Area
Choir
Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Delaware

State Teacher of the Year

Dana Bowe

School
West Seaford Elementary School
Subject Area
Elementary, Orthopedic Handicap Program
Grade Level
K, 1, 2
Department of Defense Education Activity

State Teacher of the Year

Anna Sansone

School
Vicenza Middle School
Subject Area
Science
Grade Level
7
Florida

State Teacher of the Year

Joy Prescott

School
Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School
Subject Area
Elementary Math
Grade Level
4
Georgia

State Teacher of the Year

Allison Townsend

School
Barnwell Elementary School
Subject Area
Elementary
Grade Level
3
Guam

State Teacher of the Year

Jonah Gumataotao

School
Agueda I. Johnston Middle School
Subject Area
Social Studies/History, Special Education
Grade Level
7
Hawaii

State Teacher of the Year

Mathieu Williams

School
Kealakehe Intermediate
Subject Area
Technology/Digital Media
Grade Level
6, 7, 8
Idaho

State Teacher of the Year

Marc Beitia

School
American Falls High School
Subject Area
Agriculture Science, Natural Resources
Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Illinois

State Teacher of the Year

Susan Converse

School
Edwardsville High School
Subject Area
Special Education
Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Indiana

State Teacher of the Year

Tamara Markey

School
McKenzie Center for Innovation and Technology
Subject Area
Pre-engineering
Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Iowa

State Teacher of the Year

Chris Burke

School
Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School
Subject Area
Math
Grade Level
8
Kansas

State Teacher of the Year

Whitney Morgan

School
Wyandotte High School
Subject Area
English Language Arts, ESOL
Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Kentucky

State Teacher of the Year

Jessica Dueñas

School
W.E.B. DuBois Academy
Subject Area
Special Education
Grade Level
6
Louisiana

State Teacher of the Year

Spencer Kiper

School
Elm Grove Middle School
Subject Area
STEM Enrichment
Grade Level
6, 7, 8
Maine

State Teacher of the Year

Joe Hennessey

School
Piscataquis Community High School
Subject Area
English Language Arts
Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Maryland

State Teacher of the Year

Massachusetts

State Teacher of the Year

Jamil Siddiqui

School
East Bridgewater Junior/Senior High School
Subject Area
Math
Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Michigan

State Teacher of the Year

Laura Chang

School
Sunset Lake Elementary
Subject Area
Elementary, Specialist/Interventionist
Grade Level
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Minnesota

State Teacher of the Year

Kelly Holstine

School
Tokata Learning Center
Subject Area
English Language Arts
Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Mississippi

State Teacher of the Year

Whitney Drewrey

School
Lafayette Upper Elementary School
Subject Area
Special Education
Grade Level
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Missouri

State Teacher of the Year

Shelly Parks

School
Francis Howell North High School
Subject Area
English Language Arts
Grade Level
10, 11, 12
Montana

State Teacher of the Year

Dylan Huisken

School
Bonner School
Subject Area
Social Studies/History, social/emotional skills, t
Grade Level
6, 7, 8
Nebraska

State Teacher of the Year

Sydney Jensen

School
Lincoln High School
Subject Area
English Language Arts
Grade Level
9
Nevada

State Teacher of the Year

Richard Knoeppel

School
Advanced Technologies Academy
Subject Area
CTE/Architecture
Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
New Hampshire

State Teacher of the Year

Keith Noyes

School
Belmont Middle School
Subject Area
Math, Science, Writing
Grade Level
5
New Jersey

State Teacher of the Year

Jennifer Skomial

School
Morris County School of Technology
Subject Area
Instructor for Academy for Education and Learning
Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
New Mexico

State Teacher of the Year

Jessica Sanders

School
Berrendo Middle School
Subject Area
Science
Grade Level
6, 7
New York

State Teacher of the Year

Alhassan Susso

School
International Community High School
Subject Area
Social Studies/History
Grade Level
11, 12
North Carolina

State Teacher of the Year

Freebird McKinney

School
Walter M. Williams High School
Subject Area
Social Studies/History
Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
North Dakota

State Teacher of the Year

Kayla Delzer

School
MAPLETON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Subject Area
Elementary
Grade Level
3
Ohio

State Teacher of the Year

Mona Al-Hayani

School
Toledo Early College
Subject Area
Social Studies/History
Grade Level
7, 9, 10
Oregon

State Teacher of the Year

Keri Pilgrim Ricker

School
Churchill High School
Subject Area
CTE Health Services
Grade Level
11, 12
Pennsylvania

State Teacher of the Year

Jen Wahl

School
Loyalsock Township High School
Subject Area
Social Studies/History
Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Puerto Rico

State Teacher of the Year

Elliot López Machado

School
Escuela Superior Juan Ponce de León
Subject Area
Science
Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Rhode Island

State Teacher of the Year

Charlene Tuttle

School
Lawn Avenue Middle School
Subject Area
Elementary, Science, Social Studies/History
Grade Level
5, 6, 7, 8
South Carolina

State Teacher of the Year

Jeff Maxey

School
Starr Elementary School
Subject Area
Special Education
Grade Level
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
South Dakota

State Teacher of the Year

Erica Boomsma

School
Huron School District
Subject Area
Elementary, Foreign Language
Grade Level
4
Tennessee

State Teacher of the Year

Melissa Miller

School
Franklin Elementary School
Subject Area
Elementary
Grade Level
1
Texas

State Teacher of the Year

Jeff Wheatcraft

School
Alamo Heights Junior School
Subject Area
Science
Grade Level
8
U.S. Virgin Islands

State Teacher of the Year

Kerra Samuel

School
Pearl B. Larsen Elementary School
Subject Area
Elementary, Computer Lab Teacher
Grade Level
4, 5, 6
Utah

State Teacher of the Year

Kellie May

School
West High School
Subject Area
Social Studies/History, Specialist/Interventionist
Grade Level
9, 11, 12
Vermont

State Teacher of the Year

Tom Payeur

School
Winooski Middle/High School
Subject Area
Math
Grade Level
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Washington

State Teacher of the Year

Robert Hand

School
Mount Vernon High School
Subject Area
Family and Consumer Sciences, Career and Technical
Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
West Virginia

State Teacher of the Year

Jada Reeves

School
Bradley Elementary
Subject Area
Elementary
Grade Level
5
Wisconsin

State Teacher of the Year

Sarahi Monterrey

School
Waukesha North High School
Subject Area
Foreign Language, Specialist/Interventionist, Engl
Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Wyoming

State Teacher of the Year

Valerie Bruce

School
Rozet Elementary School
Subject Area
Elementary
Grade Level
1