The classroom teacher is the backbone of the American educational system. No one person has a greater impact on the education of a child than does the teacher who creates the primary learning and instructional environment. It is the mission of the Delaware Teacher of the Year Program to recognize and honor the contributions of the Delaware classroom teacher.
The Delaware State Teacher of the Year Program is a vocal community of award winning educators who represent exemplary teaching and serve as spokespersons and ambassadors for the profession. The DSTOY Program recognizes excellence in education and expresses appreciation for the many outstanding teachers in Delaware who serve as inspiration to teachers, students, and community members, while providing a representative to serve as the profession’s advocate throughout the year.