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.
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 Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and five U.S. extra state jurisdictions. CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues. The Council seeks member consensus on major educational issues and expresses their views to civic and professional organizations, federal agencies, Congress, and the public.
SMART Technologies' Teaching Excellence Award program is an initiative that sponsors teacher-recognition programs through the donation of educational technology products. Through their nation-wide program, they hope to reward inspirational teachers and ensure that the best classroom technologies are made available to both them and their students.
Each US Teacher of the Year receives a technology classroom package as well as several product-training events held in conjunction with the 2012 National Teacher of the Year awards.
Each of the 2012 State Finalists receives a gift of a one-year school site license for SMART Ideas concept-mapping software OR a one-year individual license for SMART Response VE interactive response system. This is a new cloud-based software that enable students to respond to questions and take quizzes using any internet-enabled device, from anywhere.
We would like to thank PC Laptops again for their fifth year in sponsoring the program. They have generously donated a laptop to our 2012 Utah Teacher of the Year.
We would like to thank OC Tanner, a long time sponsor, for donating beautiful engraved obelisks to our District Teachers of the Year!
We would like to thank Audio Enhancement, this is their seventh year as a sponsor. They are donating an amplification system to the 2012 Utah Teacher of the Year.
Thank you to Great Harvest for their donation of wonderful break baskets to all our District Teachers of the Year. This is their seventh year supporting the program. Donation provided by the following Great Harvest locations: 6357 South Redwood Road in Taylorsville, 905 East 900 South and 4667 South 2300 East in Salt Lake City and 217 East 12300 South in Draper.
We would like to thank McDonalds for their donation, this is their sixth year of supporting the Utah Teacher of the Year Program. They donated a $250.00 cash award to our 2012 Utah Teacher of the Year and a $10 McDonalds gift card to all the District Teachers of the Year.
We would like to thank the Grand America Hotel for their first year as a sponsor of our program. They donated to the 2012 Teacher of the Year a one night's stay as well as brunch for two.
I would like to thank the following business community members for their generous door prize donations.
All Star Fun Centers
1776 West 7800 South
*12 bowling passes
The Anniversary Inn
460 South 1000 East
Salt Lake City
*One night’s stay
Ogden’s George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park
1544 Park Boulevard
*2 family passes
204 East 500 South
Salt Lake City
*$20.00 Gift Certificate
375 Lagoon Drive
*2 all day passes
Leafy Limb Floral
Salt Lake City
*$35.00 Gift Certificate and floral arrangement
Pets & Such
3680 West 3500 South
West Valley City
*Oceanic Bio CUBE tank
Supplemental Health Care
*2 $50 visa cards and lunch bags with mug and accessories