2021 Montana Teacher of the Year Nominations and Applications Now Open
February 21, 2020
HELENA—The Office of Public Instruction announced today that nomination and application forms are available for the 2021 Montana Teacher of the Year Program. 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 May 15th and completed applications are due by June 22nd. They can be emailed to MTTOY@mt.gov.
“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,” State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen said Friday. “Please join me in elevating the exceptional teachers in your community by nominating them today!”
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.
Linda Rost from Baker High School is the current 2020 Montana Teacher of the Year. She is also the first Montana Teacher of the Year in nearly a decade to be selected as a finalist for National Teacher of the Year.
CONTACT: Dylan Klapmeier
Director of Communications, Montana Office of Public Instruction