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Award to a Minnesota Teacher to Recognize Outstanding Contributions to Education

2023 Minnesota Teacher of the Year Program

GrantWatch ID# 150050
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
Education Minnesota
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Geographic Focus
USA: Minnesota

Important Dates
Deadline: 11/14/22 Save

Grant Description
Award to a Minnesota teacher to recognize outstanding contributions to education. Nominations are invited for licensed teachers working in pre-K-12th grade classrooms or in ECFE or Adult Basic Education programs. The award recipient will represent the profession as an advocate for education and a spokesperson for teachers. The Minnesota Teacher of the Year makes presentations, meets with policymakers, and attends frequent meetings.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible nominees must meet these criteria:
- Teach in a public or nonpublic Pre-K through 12th-grade school or ECFE or Adult Basic Education program, working at least 50 percent of the time directly with students.
- Hold a bachelor’s degree and a Minnesota teaching license.
- Have completed five years of teaching by the nomination deadline.
- Intend to teach for the full following school year after being named.

Pre-Application Information
The nomination deadline is Monday, Nov. 14.

Once nominated, teachers will receive a packet in the mail containing instructions for moving forward in this process. Learn more about how to become a candidate for Minnesota teacher of the year at Note: Nominees only can accept nominations in any two consecutive years.

Minnesota Teacher of the Year Facts:

Number of Grants
The program chooses one teacher to represent Minnesota’s thousands of excellent educators.

Contact Information
Nomination Form:

For more information, call Ashley Behrens at 651-292-4862 or 800-652-9073.

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