Each year, one exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable, and skilled teacher in each state is named state teacher of the year. This prestigious award is synonymous with excellence in education and recognizes an elite group of educators who change lives with their leadership and passion.
Since 2008, The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University has had the honor of offering these outstanding educators a full-tuition scholarship in order to continue advancing in their field.
Insights From State Teachers of the Year
Be inspired by what these individuals have to share about their Walden experience.
Hear why these State Teachers of the Year chose Walden.
United States Recipients
The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership is proud to be the home of more than 100 state teachers of the year. Learn more about them and how they are contributing to their education communities and ours.