Nominations now open for Teacher of the Year

Star Staff
Friday, February 21, 2020

Nomination and application forms are available for the 2021 Montana Teacher of the Year Program according to a news release from the Montana Office of Public Instruction. Members of the public can fill out a simple form to nominate a teacher. Teachers can self-nominate by filling out an application. All current and actively teaching Montanans who are making a positive difference in the lives of students are encouraged to apply. If nominated, the OPI will reach out to the nominated teacher and ask them to fill out an application.

Nomination forms are due back to the OPI by Friday, May 15, and completed applications are due by Monday, June 22. They can be emailed to

“Montana’s high-quality educators represent their unique communities and students. The Montana Teacher of the Year Program celebrates and promotes these teaching professionals in our state,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen.

Montana’s program is part of the National Teacher of the Year Program conducted by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), of which Montana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction is a member. The 2021 Montana Teacher of the Year will go on to represent Montana in the national program next year.