The four finalists for the 2018 Teacher of the Year come from a diversity of backgrounds, but they are all passionate about one thing: keeping their students safe and healthy.
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February 27, 2018
December 19, 2017
In a new podcast series, the 2017 State Teachers of the Year share the moments that have reminded them of the importance of teaching.
October 06, 2017
Sydney Chaffee, the 2017 National Teacher of the Year, went to the capital of Ethiopia for a week to deliver workshops to teachers and students. She ended up learning important lessons, too.
March 14, 2017
The four state teachers of the year spoke to Education Week Teacher about their passion for teaching, arts education and STEM, and their hopes of working with the new administration.
December 29, 2016
In podcasts and a public education campaign, State Teacher of the Year awardees share their hopes and advice for schools and students.
May 21, 2015
A survey of the 2015 state teachers of the year takes a look at top teachers' thoughts on issues affecting students, where funding should be directed, and what parts of the job they value most.
April 27, 2015
High school English teacher Shanna Peeples has been named the 2015 National Teacher of the Year.
April 08, 2015
How teacher Brett Bigham went from being the best in his state to out of a job in less than two years involves months of frayed relations between him and his district.
January 13, 2015
Now in its 5th year, Standing Ovation for D.C. Teachers recognizes the importance of public school teachers in the nation's capital.
April 30, 2014
The Council of Chief State School Officers has named high school English teacher Sean McComb, of Maryland, the 2014 National Teacher of the Year. He is one of the youngest teachers to win the award.