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


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
Shelly Stanton, TILT Staff Development Program
Check out what the Billings Public Schools are doing through the TILT (Teachers Integrating and Learning Technology) program to build teacher... read more
Senior High teacher Steve Gardiner (left) discusses newspaper article ideas with Garrett Davis , Kyle Kienitz and Mark Desin during a newspaper class at Senior Wednesday.
Steven Gardiner, 2008 MT TOY, Publishes Book
Steven Gardiner, Montana's 2008 Teacher of the Year, has published a book with John Jancik on "a culmination of 11 years of domestic and... read more
Anna Baldwin, U.S. Department of Education Teaching Ambassador Fellow
Anna Baldwin, 2014 Montana Teacher of the Year, is featured in this article on the US Department of Education Teaching Ambassador... read more
Nikki Vradenburg, PBS Teaching Ambassador
Last week, Nikki Vradenburg ('17 finalist) attended an annual meeting for PBS employees in San Diego, CA. At this event, employees gathered to learn... read more

2018 Montana State Teacher of the Year Finalists:

Judith Boyle

Judy Vincent