Council of Chief State School Officers

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National Teacher Of The Year
National Teachers
Program Sponsors
Recognition Year
Selection Process
Speaker Requests
State Program Coordinators
State Teachers
Voices for the Future

Duties of the National Teacher
During the official year of recognition, the National Teacher is released from all classroom duties to serve as a spokesperson and advocate for the entire teaching profession. The teacher's home state and district ensure the teacher's salary and benefits. All scheduling and logistical arrangements for the National Teacher are coordinated by the national program. National Teachers average over 150 events each year before audiences ranging from several hundred to over ten thousand. Television, radio, and the print media readily utilize National Teachers to represent the voice of education. National Teachers are frequently requested to sit on national and state commissions and policy advising bodies. The National Teacher may be called upon to represent American educators to audiences in other nations. 

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document last updated 5/18/2006