Nominations open today for 2024 Minnesota Teacher of the Year

Minnesota Teacher of the Year Award 2024
Minnesota Teacher of the Year Award 2024(Minnesota Dept. of Education)
Published: Oct. 3, 2023 at 12:02 PM CDT
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ST. PAUL, M.N. (Valley News Live) - Nominations for the 2024 Minnesota Teacher of the Year award are now open. Each fall, Minnesotans have the opportunity to nominate a unique educator for this role. This is someone who motivates and inspires students for a lifetime.

Online nominations are open today through November 15. The 2024 Minnesota Teacher of the Year will be named at a ceremony on May 5, 2024, at the Saint Paul RiverCentre. The winner of this award also becomes the state’s candidate for National Teacher of the Year.

Anyone can nominate a teacher and self-nominations are also accepted, however; eligible nominees must meet the criteria below:

  • Teach in a public or nonpublic pre-kindergarten-12th grade school, or in an Adult Basic Education or ECFE program, working at least 50 percent of the time directly with students.
  • Have a Minnesota teaching license.
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree and a Minnesota teaching license.
  • Have completed at least five full years of teaching by the nomination deadline.
  • Intend to teach in Minnesota during the 2024-25 school year.

Nominations can be accepted at this link: