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The Massachusetts State Teacher of the Year (STOY) is a teacher who has been recognized for making a positive impact on student learning and well-being; using student-centered, innovative approaches to teaching and learning; and demonstrating leadership within and beyond the classroom. The Teacher of the Year will serve as a liaison to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and as an ambassador to other teachers in the state. Go to Program Overview to learn more about this opportunity.
The Massachusetts Teacher of the Year must:
Note: Co-teachers who are applying together must teach in the same classroom at the same time and be responsible for the same students.
Teachers can apply to be Teacher of the Year themselves or be nominated by a colleague, student, family member, or other member of their school community. Nominations will be accepted until Monday, February 20, 2023. Teachers who are nominated will be invited to apply.
Nominations will be accepted until Monday, February 20. The application for 2024 Teacher of the Year is open until 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 28, 2023. See below for more information about this year's application and selection process.
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Last Updated: January 26, 2023
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