Overview

The DoDEA Teacher of the Year (TOY) Program brings recognition to great teachers, students, parents, districts, communities, DoDEA and the profession of teaching.

The DoDEA TOY Program (state) is modeled after the Nation's Teacher of the Year Program (NTOY), sponsored by the Chief States Schools Officers (CSSO). This program provides an avenue for all state TOYs to be nationally recognized and compete for the NTOY. The NTOY and all state TOYs are presented at the White House. The DoDEA TOY travels to all NTOY activities and takes a semester long sabbatical to design and implement a project of choice.

Any stakeholder may nominate a DoDEA teacher for this award. Nominees are highly encouraged to participate in the application process.

More information about the NTOY Program can be found at http://www.ccsso.org/ntoy.html

Purpose

The purpose of the DoDEA Teacher of the Year program is to recognize and promote excellence in teaching, leading and learning.

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Williams Lisa with Students

Williams Lisa with Students

Sarah Loomis & Obama

Mary Award

Mary Award

Mary Hansen with kids in the school

Mary with girl students in the classroom

Sarah Loomis with kids 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

Blog Roll

Both a privilege and an honor | 09/30/2016
Kelisa Wing - When I was notified in June that I was the 2017 Department of Defense Education Activity Teacher of the Year, I was surprised, excited, nervous, and honored all at the same time! To come to this point in my life is the realization of a dream that I had at 16 years old to become […]

I’ve Been Nominated…Now What? | 10/25/2015
Mary Hansen - So you have been nominated for District Teacher of the Year. You’ve had your “this is an honor” moment, where you realize that someone notices and appreciates all of your effort, commitment, and professional skill. However, if you are like most teachers, that moment of happiness and self-satisfaction will be cut short by the voice […]

Teaching & Learning with Vernier – Data collection in the math / science classroom | 09/23/2015
Chris Kaldahl - This past summer, approximately 30 DoDDS-Europe educators met at Garmisch (Germany) Elementary School for a unique 3-day training opportunity. Math and science teachers from both middle and high schools gathered to learn how to use Vernier probeware (www.vernier.com) for data collection and analysis in the classroom. Led by Mr. David Carter, the STEM training director for Vernier, […]

If You Give Your Students a Camera? | 08/25/2015
Mary Hansen - Today, I gave my students cameras and asked them to document the results of their STEM challenge.

Got Grit? | 08/15/2015
Mary Hansen - Grit is a buzzword heard frequently in our profession. The definition of grit is “courage and resolve; strength of character.” However, when used in the field of education today, grit implies more. Angela Ducksworth, the University of Pennsylvania psychology professor that coined the term, describes grit as the “quality of being able to sustain your […]

Welcome CCRSM | 08/13/2015
Mary Hansen - I just finished two great days of math training where my colleagues and I were able to really delve into the structure of DoDEA’s new College and Career Readiness Standards. I had already taken a few PDI classes on the common core math standards in preparation for this transition, so I wasn’t sure if the […]

T Minus One Day and Counting | 08/10/2015
Mary Hansen - Today is my last day of summer vacation. I am not sure where the time has gone, as I still have a long list of things I wanted to accomplish this summer. All I know is that tomorrow I will return to school for two days of College and Career Readiness Standards in Mathematics (CCRSM) […]

Crossroads Visit | 06/26/2015
DoDEA Communications - DoDEA's official photographer stopped by Crossroads Elementary School to shoot some pictures of the 2016 DoDEA Teacher of the Year, Mary Hansen, in action.

DoDEA Announces 2016 Teacher of the Year | 05/29/2015
DoDEA Communications - Crossroads Elementary School teacher, Mary Hansen has been selected as the 2016 Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Teacher of the Year. DoDEA ‘s Principal Deputy Director and Associate Director for Education, Dr. Adrian Talley, presented the award to Mrs. Hansen, at the school, during a special assembly. “DoDEA’s Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Mary […]

The Chat Room with Sarah Loomis | 05/07/2015
DoDEA Communications - 2015 DoDEA Teacher of the Year Sarah Loomis discusses her experiences in education.


DODEA Announcement

DoDEA Teacher of the Year

Mary Hansen

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

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Deadline For 2018

  • The 2018 nomination process occurs:
    October 3-28, 2016 - Nomination form
  • Applications for District Teacher of the Year are due at DSO: January 13, 2017 District Teacher of the Year Application form
  • Application package from the District Teacher of the Year for the DoDEA Teacher of the Year, including photo and uploaded video due to Area Office for review and revisions: March 31, 2017 DoDEA Teacher of the Year Application form
  • Application package from District Teacher of the Year for the DoDEA Teacher of the Year (with final revisions) due to Headquarters:
    April 2, 2017

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