The National Teacher of the Year (NTOY) Program began in 1952 and continues as the oldest, most prestigious national honors program that focuses public attention on excellence in teaching.
The NTOY is chosen from among the State Teachers of the Year by a National Selection Committee representing the major national education organizations. Each April, the NTOY is introduced to the American people by the President of the United States.
Last year the award was given to Jeff Charbonneau of Zillah High School in Washington state, he was honored by President Obama at a White House event last year, you can read President Obama’s remarks on the White House website at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/04/23/remarks-president-teacher-year-event .
This year’s award goes to English Teacher Sean McComb from Maryland, you can read the announcement made by the Council of Chief State School Officers here.