Mary Award Mary Award Mary Hansen with kids in the school Mary with girl students in the classroom A teacher and a student in computer lab A teacher and a student in computer lab A teacher and students in the classroom A teacher with students in costume in the classroom Teacher and students in the classroom

Mary Award

Mary Award

Mary Hansen with kids in the school

Mary with girl students in the classroom

A teacher and a student in computer lab

A teacher and a student in computer lab

A teacher and students in the classroom

A teacher with students in costume in the classroom

Teacher and students in the classroom

DoDEA TOY Nominations


Announcement of the DoDEA Teacher of the Year

Mary Hansen

Mary Hansen

DoDEA proudly announces the selection of  Mrs. Mary Hansen as the 2016 Teacher of the Year.

Mrs. Hansen was selected as New York/Virginia/Puerto Rico's District Teacher of the Year this spring and serves as a Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) teacher and instructional coach at Crossroads Elementary School, Marine Corps Base Quantico. She was selected from the 14 District Teachers of the Year.

Mary is known as a lifelong learner with an extraordinary passion for teaching, learning, and leading when working with students, teachers, parents, administrators, and stakeholders throughout the community.  Known for her active engagement of her students, Mrs. Hansen ignites her students' interest in STEM by creating learning opportunities that are challenging, meaningful, and relevant.  She believes that teachers must embrace change, encourage innovation, and foster creativity; not just in their students, but in themselves. She sets high standards, continuously rises to difficult challenges, and leads and inspires the way for others.

Mrs. Hansen will enter into The National Teacher of the Year program sponsored by the Council of Chief State Schools Officers (CCSSO) and will be among 56 other participants for the prestigious honor.

We congratulate Mrs. Hansen and all of our 14 District Teachers of the Year for their commitment to their school communities.

The DoDEA Teacher of the Year Program recognizes and promotes excellence in education. The DoDEA teacher advances to compete with teachers from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the DoDEA, for the title of National Teacher of the Year.

The National Teacher of the Year (NTOY) Program began in 1952 and continues as the oldest, most prestigious national honors program that focuses public attention on excellence in teaching. The NTOY is chosen from among the State Teachers of the Year by a National Selection Committee representing the major national education organizations. Each April, the NTOY is introduced to the American people by the President of the United States.

If you have any questions about the DoDEA Teacher of the Year Program, please contact the HQ Point of Contact .

2016 District Teacher of the Year Recipients

(Listed in alphabetical order by last name)

Name District School Position
Michael Lee Dodd II Bavaria District Robinson Barracks E/MS Science
Mary Hansen NY/VA/PR District Crossroads ES STEM Teacher and Instructional Coach
Kathy Holley SC/Ft. Stewart/Cuba District Bolden ES/MS Gifted Teacher
Christopher Kaldahl Mediterranean District Rota M/HS Science
Bridget Lester GA/AL District Ft. Rucker Primary School Gifted
Ashley Melton NC-Camp Lejeune District Heroes ES 5th Grade
Catherine Mince Japan District Yokota MS Social Studies
Todd Mitchell Isles District Shape HS Science
Michael Perez Korea District Seoul ES Music
Denise Sheedy Guam District Andersen ES Kindergarten
Allyson Snowden Okinawa District Kadena MS Special Ed
Kacey Toole KY District Lincoln ES 3rd Grade
Lisa Williams NC-Fort Bragg District Hampton Primary School Special Ed (LIMM)
Gariann Wrenchey Kaiserslautern District Landstuhl E/MS Language Arts and AVID

Timeline

October 31, 2014: The 2016 nomination process will begin. Closes December 5,2014.

December 12, 2014: Schools invite nominated teachers to complete District application.

January 23, 2015: Applications for District Teacher of the Year due at DSO.

February 27, 2015: District Teacher of the Year selected by District panel.

March 13, 2015: Application package of District Teacher of the Year, including photo and uploaded video due to Area Office for review and revisions.

April 10, 2015: Application package of District Teacher of the Year (with final revisions) due to Headquarters.

May, 2015: DoDEA Teacher and District Teachers of the Year announced.

Posters


2016 District TOY RecipientsVertical space2016 TOY Mary Hansen Awards

Photos


TOY 1 ThumbnailTOY 2 ThumbnailTOY 3 Thumbnail

Past Teachers of the Year