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.

Melissa Romano


After learning she had become the 2018 Montana Teacher of the Year, Melissa Romano had to get back to work. She was preparing for an event at Four Georgians where she teaches. According to 2017 Montana Teacher of the Year Kelly Elder, it is just an example of what makes Melissa such a successful educator. “She goes out of her way every day to contribute to her students and her colleagues to make her school a better place to teach & more


Craig Beals, Second Season of Invisible Labs
Craig Beals, 2014 MT STOY, hosts his second season of Invisible Labs for FLIR. Enjoy this sneak peek video... read more
Arlee High School’s Diversity Conference
Recently, Arlee High School hosted a two-day diversity conference under the helm of grant writer and planner Anna Baldwin, 2014 Montana Teacher of... read more
Kelly Elder Appointed to the NBPTS Board of Directors
Kelly Elder, Montana's 2017 Teacher of the Year, was recently appointed to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. He will serve as... read more
1st Annual MT STOY Business Meeting and Panel
The Montana State Teachers of the Year enjoyed our first annual business meeting with our membership at the Educators' Conference in Missoula. Eleven... read more
Montana names the 2018 Teacher of the Year and Finalists
Find out more about our 2018 Teacher of the Year, Melissa Romano, and finalists Judy Boyle and Judy Vincent.  Congratulations to... read more

2018 Montana State Teacher of the Year Finalists:

Judith Boyle

Judy Vincent