Nominate teachers for TORCH honors January 1- 31

The Ohio Department of Education will accept nominations for the Teachers of Ohio Representing Character and Heart (TORCH) recognition starting Jan. 1, 2022. The TORCH recognition program honors five teachers from across the state each year who model strong personal character and concern for their students, colleagues and communities. Nominations close Jan. 31, 2022.

The 2021 Ohio Teacher of the Year and Ohio Teacher of the Year finalists will evaluate nominations and select this year’s TORCH honorees by late February.

Learn more and access the nomination form.


Direct questions to Anthony Coy-Gonzalez, 2021 Ohio Teacher of the Year and the Department’s current Teacher Fellow.