Posted: Tue, 09/17/2013 - 1:15pm Updated: Wed, 10/17/2018 - 10:11am

Welcome to the Indiana Teacher of the Year Program!

See the pdf below to learn more about the 2019 INTOY Finalists.

2019 Application Materials

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.

INTOY Mission

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.

INTOY Celebrations!

2019 Indiana Teacher of the Year: Congratulations to Tamara Markey of the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township for becoming Indiana’s 2019 Teacher of the Year!

 

 

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) announced today Tamara Markey of the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township as the 2019 Teacher of the Year. Markey teaches pre-engineering at the McKenzie Center for Innovation and Technology.

“As subjects such as science, technology, engineering, and math are key to students graduating prepared for the 21st Century workforce, I am honored today to recognize a STEM educator as Indiana 2019 Teacher of the Year," said Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction. “Tamara’s story of bringing real-world engineering experience to the classroom only helps to better position the students that walk through her door. I am pleased to present this award to Tamara and I know she will continue to represent her profession, and our fellow teachers, well.”

Markey is a graduate of Purdue University with her Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and her Masters in Engineering Technology Education. Markey first began her teaching career at Lawrence Township’s Fall Creek Valley Middle School. Alongside teaching, she serves as a member of the District’s Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics Coalition Task Force, a faculty advisory for the Architecture, Construction, and Engineering Mentoring Program, and a member of the Graduation Pathways committee. In addition, Markey is a Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellow, and a Project Lead the Way Instructor. Prior to teaching, Markey was an engineer with Amoco Oil and BP Pipelines. As the 2019 Teacher of the Year, Tamara Markey will represent Indiana in the National Teacher of the Year Competition.

For over 60 years, IDOE has conducted the Teacher of the Year program to recognize outstanding classroom teachers from across the state. The program’s mission is to inspire, rejuvenate, and celebrate the teaching profession. Finalists are chosen from a pool of applicants and the screening and selection committee is made up of former recipients, IDOE staff, educational organization leaders, business and community leaders, and representatives from higher education. Former winners are comprised of retired educators, administrators, college professors, and teacher leaders that continually provide support to the education community.

Meet some of Indiana's recent Teachers of the Year

For more information about the Indiana Teacher of the Year program, contact Chris Kates at ckates@doe.in.gov, or visit the program site for National Teacher of the Year.

The Indiana Teacher of the Year Program is presented by the Indiana Department of Education in partnership with American Fidelity Assurance

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Indiana Teacher of the Year Corporate Sponsors

Kroger and CSO Architects

 The Indiana State Alliance of YMCA

Indiana Teacher of the Year Special Acknowledgements

ASCD, Kappa Delts Pi: Int. Honor Society, Herff Jones, Brenner Luggage