Celebrate and recognize the outstanding teaching that takes place in classrooms throughout New York and nominate a teacher!

[Winter 2019 NYPT]

New York State recognizes and celebrates the exceptionally skilled and passionate educators who exist in every school in the state.

The purpose of the NYS Teacher of the Year program is to:

Any person in your school or community, including parents, students, business leaders, school administrators or colleagues, can nominate a teacher.

Click HERE for the Nomination form.

Were you nominated or want to self-nominate? Click HERE for the Application.

But you need to hurry! Applications are due February 1, 2019.

Responsibilities and Program Benefits

NYS Teachers of the Year serve as ambassadors for the teaching profession across New York State and will lead by their passion for teaching.

The NYS Teacher of the Year is provided with numerous professional development opportunities.

In addition, your school and district may also experience several of the other benefits of the Teacher of the Year Program, such as:

You can nominate a fantastic teacher today!