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National Teacher of the Year

The National Teacher of the Year Program began in 1952 and continues as the oldest, most prestigious national honors program that focuses public attention on excellence in teaching. 
The National Teacher of the Year Program, sponsored by  in partnership with  , is a project of the Council of Chief State School Officers. 

The National Teacher of the Year is chosen from among the State Teachers of the Year by a national selection committee representing the major national education organizations. Each April, the National Teacher of the Year is introduced to the American people by the President of the United States. The National Teacher of the Year is released from classroom duties during the year of recognition to travel nationally and internationally as a spokesperson for the teaching profession. All activities of the National Teacher, and projects involving the State Teachers of the Year, are coordinated through the National Teacher of the Year Program. 

Contact Information:
Jon Quam, Director
voice:  202-336-7047
fax:  202-789-5305
e-mail:  jonq@ccsso.org

Andy Drewlinger, Project Assistant
voice:  202-336-7011
fax:  202-789-5305
e-mail: andyd@ccsso.org




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document last updated 5/4/2006