• Michigan Teacher of the Year

    The Michigan Teacher of the Year (MTOY) is the spokesperson for Michigan's 100,000+ teachers. The MTOY attends all State Board of Education meetings as a non-voting member of the board. Additionally, the MTOY has the opportunity to meet with the State Superintendent, Governor of Michigan, President of the United States, and other State and National Teachers of the Year. The MTOY is Michigan's applicant for National Teacher of the Year (NTOY) and attends four national conferences through the NTOY program, including attendance at Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. The MTOY has the opportunity through Walden University for a full scholarship to the Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership programs. The MTOY brings recognition to the district he or she represents and has expanded opportunities for advancement in the field of education.


  • 2018-2019 MTOY Position Description PDF icon
  • Why apply for MTOY? PDF icon
  • 2018-2019 MTOY Timeline PDF icon
  • Announcing Luke Wilcox, the 2017-2018 Michigan Teacher of the Year

    Announcing the 2017-2018 Michigan Teacher of the Year - Mr. Luke Wilcox, Mathematics Teacher at East Kentwood High School in the Kentwood Public Schools. 

    2017-2018 Michigan Teacher of the Year, Luke Wilcox

  • Media Release
  • 2018-2019 MTOY Nominee Application

    Nominations for the 2018-19 MTOY cycle closed on Friday, October 20, 2017.

     

  • MDE Teacher of the Year Coordinator

    Joshua Roesner
    Office of Educator Talent
    P.O. Box 30008
    Lansing, MI 48909

    roesnerj1@michigan.gov

     

     

  • Veteran Michigan Teachers of the Year PDF icon
  • National Teacher of the Year 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 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. The National Teacher of the Year Program, presented by the ING Foundation, is a project of the Council of Chief State School Officers.