Ohio Teacher of the Year nominations open February 1 – March 31, 2023

More than an award, the Ohio Teacher of the Year program offers a way to elevate the teaching profession by identifying exceptional teachers as leaders and celebrating their inspiring dedication to student success and public education.

The nomination period for the 2024 Ohio Teacher of the Year is open Feb.1 through March 31.

Candidates for Ohio Teacher of the Year must:

  • Hold a valid Ohio Professional Teaching License or a Career Technical Teaching License;
  • Be currently completing their 10th year or more of teaching; and
  • Be employed full-time in a state-approved public school, community school or career-technical center.

Candidates also must work directly with students at least 50% of the time, have received no previous Ohio Teacher of the Year recognition and plan to continue in active teaching status.

Anyone may nominate a teacher. School administrators, colleagues, community members, parents or students may submit a nomination for one or multiple teachers from a district or school building. (Self-nominations are not accepted.)

Nominate a teacher February 1 -March 31, 2023.

For more information, visit the Ohio Teacher of the Year webpage. Direct questions to Angela Dicke, Ohio Teacher of the Year state program coordinator.