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Teacher of the year
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December 18, 2018
Why Tennessee’s Teacher of the Year uses penguins to help her first-graders grow as readers, writers, and thinkers
In a Chalkbeat Q&A, Melissa Miller shares why teaching reading is her greatest passion, how she partners with parents to build a classroom rapport, and more.
How I Teach
September 20, 2018
How this Indiana teacher helps hospitalized students transition back to school
"I have my patients for about a week typically, so trying to provide enough support and education to patients, family, and school staff can be very challenging."
September 18, 2018
For the first time in two decades, New York’s Teacher of the Year hails from New York City — and West Africa
Alhassan Susso is an immigrant from West Africa who now teaches social studies to immigrant students in the Bronx.
June 12, 2018
‘What if this was my son?’ How Newark’s Teacher of the Year pushes autistic students to succeed
After Lourdes Reyes' son was born with autism, she went back to school to become a special-education teacher.
Spotlight on teachers
May 31, 2018
Here are the nine finalists to be Tennessee’s next Teacher of the Year
The state’s 2018-19 top teacher will be announced this fall and will represent Tennessee in a national competition.
September 28, 2017
Tennessee, meet your new Teacher of the Year
Cicely Woodard was awarded the honor during her 13th year teaching in Tennessee. She is an eighth-grade mathematics teacher in Nashville.
How I Teach
June 20, 2017
The 2017 National Teacher of the Year on the mom who changed how she talks to her toughest students
The first charter teacher to be named national teacher of the year talked to Chalkbeat about how she teaches Columbus and the Puerto Rican debt crisis.
June 6, 2017
Meet the nine finalists to be Tennessee’s 2017-18 Teacher of the Year
The Tennessee Department of Education unveils its annual list of statewide finalists.
April 21, 2017
A national teacher of the year on her most radical teaching practice: trusting kids to handle their bathroom business
Maybe what looks like “laziness” is really a trained helplessness and passivity borne of so many rules and restrictions against movement of any kind.
October 20, 2016
Former Tennessee Teacher of the Year joins Hopson’s leadership team
In a first-of-its-kind hybrid role, Karen Vogelsang will work part time in the district's chief of staff office, while teaching part time at Winridge Elementary School.
October 11, 2016
Tech-focused Colorado Springs teacher out to ‘change the world’ named state’s Teacher of the Year
A career and technical education teacher in Colorado Springs was named 2017 Colorado Teacher of the Year.
September 26, 2016
Why teachers of color are missing from this year’s Colorado Teacher of the Year finalists
This year's Teacher of the Year finalists didn't include teachers of color. Educators cite a time-consuming application and a lack of information, among other reasons.
September 23, 2016
Meet Derek Voiles, the Morristown educator who is Tennessee’s newest Teacher of the Year
One of nine finalists for this year's award, Derek Voiles teaches at Lincoln Heights Middle in Hamblen County Schools in East Tennessee.
apple of my eye
September 16, 2016
Meet Colorado’s six finalists for Teacher of the Year
The Colorado Department of Education announced the six finalists for the state's 2017 Teacher of the Year honor on Friday.
June 16, 2016
Meet the nine finalists for Tennessee’s next Teacher of the Year
The Tennessee Department of Education announces nine finalists, who also will serve on Education Commissioner Candice McQueen's Teacher Advisory Council.
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