Nevada Teachers of the Year

The National Teacher of the Year Program was initiated in 1952 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in order to bring recognition to the importance of teachers as nurturer’s of the “American Dream.” His intention was to honor all teachers by the selection of a representative teacher from each state who would compete in the yearly choice of the National Teacher of the Year. The program is facilitated nationally by the Council of Chief State School Officers. Along with its sponsors, CCSSO brings together State Teachers of the Year from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Washington, DC, and the Department of Defense Education Activity. Nevada has participated since 1956.
http://www.doe.nv.gov/Topic/Teacher_of_the_Year_Program/

2020 Gail Hudson, Clark
Finalists:
Nicolas Jacques, Carson
Jeanine Roser, Clark
Kathy Durham, Elko
Patricia Martin, Nye

2019 Richard Knoeppel, Clark
Finalists:
Joanna Kaiser, Carson
Tish Carroll, Faith Lutheran Las Vegas
Matthew Ochs, Washoe
Stacey Black, Washoe
2018 Pilar Biller, Washoe
Finalists:
Aaron Grossman, Washoe
Katherine Kareck, Washoe
Mark Leamy, Doral Academy
Rachel Leach, Lyon
2017 Pam Ertel, Douglas
Finalists:
Richard Knoeppel, Clark
Anne S. Lenhares, Carson
Jerri Kerns, Lyon
Claritssa Sanchez, Clark
2016 John Tierney, Elko
2015 Ian Salzman, Clark
2014 Jeffrey Hinton, Clark
2013 Adam Whatley, Carson
2012 Deanna LeBlanc, Lyon
2011 Cheryl Macy, Carson
2010 Kathleen Schaeffer, Clark
2009 Steve Johnson, Churchill
2008 LeAnn Morris, Carson
2007 Melanie J. Teemant, Clark
2006 J Petrina McCarty-Puhl, Washoe
2005 Steve Panik, Clark
2004 Rhonda McGlinn, Washoe
2003 Carol T. Hines, Washoe
2002 Erin Hill, Clark
2001 Valdine McLean, Pershing
2000 Dennis Digenan, Elko
1999 Diane Koutsulis, Clark
1998 Bonnie Parnell, Carson
1997 Jeff Johnston, Douglas
1996 Paula Naegle, Clark
1995 Nancy Strader, Carson
1994 Michael Soliday, White Pine
1993 Gaye Lynn Tyndall, Douglas
1992 Kathleen Magee, Clark
1991 Walter Plants, Churchill
1990 John Snyder, Clark
1989 Malinda Frazier, Pershing
1988 Doris Shipp, Clark
1987 Anita Fisk, Pershing
1986 Jennifer Salls, Washoe
1985 Fred Horlacher, Washoe
1984 Linda Bunch, Elko
1983 Patricia Rowe, Pershing
1982 Gwen Ann Thacker, Elko
1981 Judy Thompson, Humboldt
1980 Clara Jean Olson, Churchill
1979 Nathaniel Carver, Carson
1978 JoAnn Elston, Washoe
1977 Duane Glanzman, Carson
1976 Caroline Bohm, Carson
1975 Kathlyn Stubblefield, White Pine
1974 Joyce Lewallen, Carson
1973 Mary Woods, Washoe
1972 Margaret Muth, Washoe
1971 Jesse Hall, Washoe
1970 Jesse James Hall, Washoe
1969 Kari W. Meuster, Clark
1968 Kathryn Duffin, Elko
1964 Elorindo Mariani, White Pine
1963 Alfred Saliman, Carson
1960 Grace Bordewich, Carson (National Teacher of the Year Finalist)
1956 Anne Gibbs, Carson (National Teacher of the Year Finalist)