Teacher of the Year
At NWEA, about 150 of us used to be classroom teachers – so we have some idea of a teacher’s daily challenges and joys. We take any chance we get to raise a glass to teachers, and we are thrilled to partner with CCSSO as sponsors of the National Teacher of the Year program—the oldest, most prestigious national program celebrating excellence in teaching.
This year, we were particularly moved by stories the teachers shared about young students managing challenges from poverty to immigration. We created a podcast series to elevate their insights to a wider audience.
If you need a few minutes of inspiration, check out Leading from the Classroom for stories full of heart and hope from America’s most remarkable teachers.
The 2016 Teachers of the Year from all 50 states share their reflections on the powerful moments in the daily lives of a teacher.
A father’s gift of a new life in America to the New Mexico teacher of the year.
A government teacher from Washington on how to support new teachers and keep them in the classroom.
Why an algebra teacher from Oklahoma decided to run for office.
Why this teacher in Omaha, Nebraska, sees the need for social studies.
I gave myself permission to take a risk, to be vulnerable, and to share my voice in a manner I had never allowed myself to share before.
Jessica Anderson, Montana Teacher of the Year
Powell County High School