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To honor our state’s outstanding public school teachers, the Montana Professional Teaching  Foundation annually recognizes three teachers through the Montana Teacher of the Year Program and chooses one to be the Montana Teacher of the Year. 

The Montana Teacher of the Year becomes our state’s candidate for the National Teacher of the Year, receives a cash award, a sculpture of Montana, and other recognitions including a personal meeting with the President of the United States. The Montana Teacher of the Year will serve for one year as an advocate for the teaching profession across Montana.

Qualifications:  Full time classroom teacher or specialist with 5 years or more of experience.  Nominations may come from a teacher, administrator, trustee, local teacher association, student, or parent.

To Nominate a Teacher for 2015 Teacher of the Year: 
Provide name, home address, school where the nominee works, phone number(s), email address, and a brief paragraph or two about the nominee.  Also provide name and phone number(s) of the person nominating.  Mail nomination(s) to Montana Teacher of the Year, 1232 E. 6th, Helena, MT 59601 or email nomination to

Nomination deadline: April 30, 2014.

Application deadline: Teacher-completed applications are due June 30, 2014

Read more about the Montana Teacher of the Year program.