Welcome to the Indiana Teacher of the Year Program!
Please review the 2018 Application, Selection Process Guide, and Scoring Guide below. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Teacher of the Year Coordinator, Chris Kates, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the INTOY Program:
Each year, the Indiana Department of Education conducts this special program to recognize outstanding classroom teachers from across the state. One person, in accordance with National Teacher of the Year guidelines, is chosen to represent Indiana teachers at the national level.
The mission of the Indiana Teacher of the Year Program is to inspire, rejuvenate, and celebrate the teaching profession.
Indiana Teachers of the Year:
The Indiana Teachers of the Year (INTOYs) are the voice of education throughout Indiana and the Nation. The INTOY award is a lifetime role in education, which has many opportunities to celebrate teaching and uplift the teaching profession. INTOYs are comprised of a network of exceptional teachers whom are now retired educators, administrators, college professors, and teacher leaders that continually provide support to the education community.
Indiana Teacher of the Year Screening & Selection Committees:
The Indiana Teacher of the Year Screening & Selection Committees review all eligible applications. The Screening & Selection Committees will be made up of former INTOY recipients, IDOE staff, educational organization leaders, business and community leaders, as well as representatives from Higher Education.
2017 Indiana Teacher of the Year: Congratulations to Jitka Nelson of Logansport Community High School for becoming Indiana’s 2017 Teacher of the Year!
Meet some of Indiana's recent Teachers of the Year
- 2017 Teacher of the Year: Jitka Nelson
- 2016 Teacher of the Year: Jean Russell
- Past Indiana Teachers of the Year
- Indiana History Teacher of the Year
- Past Indiana Teacher of the Year Program Finalists (1997-present)
The Indiana Teacher of the Year Program is presented by the Indiana Department of Education in partnership with American Fidelity Assurance
Indiana Teacher of the Year Corporate Sponsors
Indiana Teacher of the Year Special Acknowledgements