The Montana chapter of NNSTOY (MT STOY) aims to promote teacher leadership that will impact student learning by elevating the teaching profession through purposeful, non-partisan engagement in state-wide activities and conversations related to education.

Kristi Borge


Kristi Borge is a multi-grade elementary teacher in rural Polaris, Montana.  A fourth-generation Montanan, Borge has taught students from kindergarten through 8th grade, as well as every subject.  At Polaris School, Borge is the only full-time staff member and teaches several grade levels at once, including students who are siblings.   Like other one-room school teachers, Borge wears several hats; she mows the school lawn in the summer, more


What COULD schools be in Montana?
Schools won’t change from the top. They’ll change one classroom, one school, one district at a time. And local change is achievable... read more
Remote Learning Tips
Check out this article from the Missoulian, where Dylan Huisken, 2019 Montana Teacher of the Year, and Linda Rost, 2020 Montana Teacher of the Year,... read more
Eastern Montana Teacher Tabbed as Finalist for National Teacher of the Year
Read more about Linda Rost, her passions for rural education, and being a finalist for National Teacher of the Year... read more
How to be the Best
Imagine someone starring in the movie, " THE BEST TEACHER in the WORLD! " What do you see in the star’s actions and behaviors? What traits do... read more
Linda Rost, Finalist for National Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Linda Rost, 2020 Montana Teacher of the Year and MT STOY board member, on being chosen as one of the four finalists for National... read more

2021 Montana State Teacher of the Year Finalists:

Christina Cote-Reinhart, Jeff Stanek, Karen Herrin