Educator Recognition Programs
The National Teachers Hall of Fame
Superintendents, Principals, Teachers and Other Interested Parties
Mitchell D. Chester, Ed.D., Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education
October 25, 2010
Nominations are now being accepted for The National Teachers Hall of Fame (NTHF). The NTHF annually honors five teachers who have demonstrated commitment and dedication to teaching our nation's children. Anyone may nominate a teacher by completing a nomination packet. Candidates must be certified public or nonpublic classroom teachers with at least twenty years experience teaching in grades preK-12.
Located in Emporia, Kansas, the NTHF has brought attention to the profession primarily through an annual recognition program which honors the nation's most outstanding teachers. The first awards were presented in 1992. Ceremonies take place in June of each year. Attendance at all functions is required of those who are inducted. All expenses are paid by The National Teachers Hall of Fame.
A national selection committee, which includes representatives from education organizations, former inductees into the NTHE, government and corporate America, considers the nominations. The selection committee reserves the right to make additional inquiries about the nominees beyond the written application.
Individuals inducted into The National Teachers Hall of Fame serve as ambassadors both for the NTHF and the teaching profession, and are expected to uphold the standards of excellence set forth by the educational community. Individuals may obtain a nomination form by visiting the NTHF website or by calling 1-800-96-TEACH.