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
Meet Linda Rost
In this video from the Office of Public Instruction, meet Linda Rost the 2020 Montana Teacher of the Year and our teacher... read more
The Importance of Being Deliberate
Educators everywhere understand that building positive relationships with students is an important and valuable component of learning. I, too, know... read more
Shelly Stanton, 2016 MT Teacher of the Year Finalist, wins 2020 California Casualty Award
Congratulations to Shelly Stanton, 2016 MT Teacher of the Year Finalist, the winner of the 2020 California Casualty award for Montana. To read more... read more
Turning the Phage: An Infectious Model of Teacher Leadership
Phages are the Trojan horse of biology. They are stealthy viruses that infect bacterial cells by binding to cell surface receptors and hijacking... read more
Advocating for Montana Teachers and Students
This summer, I was selected by the Society for Science and the Public to attend a Research Teachers Conference in Washington, D.C. from Sept. 28-30,... read more
Using Our Voices to Advocate for Montana Students
After my first year of teaching, I felt an insatiable calling to the profession, and what fundamentally transformed what was just a job into a... read more
(Effectively) Speaking Up & Speaking Out
As I begin my sixteenth year as a teacher, I’ve earned a reputation as someone who speaks up when something stands in the way of good learning and... read more
Take Care of Your Heart
Recently I had a conversation with a new teacher.  I’m her mentor this coming school year and am thrilled to offer support her first year of... read more
Mentorship: A Path Towards Teacher Recruitment and Retention
My first years of teaching in eastern Montana were both rewarding and challenging.  Being a new teacher and having the autonomy to make decisions... read more
Cultivating a Culture of Change in Small Schools
In a small town, the fire chief might also run the gas station and serve as the local pastor. Parents of school kids might see teachers at the post... read more
Teacher Collaboration and Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Humanities
As teachers, it is so easy to get trapped in our own little worlds.  Out of habit and convenience, we often choose to focus solely on familiar... read more
Listening, Learning, and Leading
My personal teaching philosophy has always been about listening. I believe if I listen to my students, I can honor their wisdom, perspective, and... read more
Fundamentally Changing Teacher Professional Development
I had the great opportunity in 2017 to serve as a panelist for a policy forum titled “Does Investing in Teacher Professional Development Make a... read more
5 Ways to Create Connections Beyond the Classroom
Students in our classrooms crave role models and experiences to help them develop into accomplished adults.  As teachers, we provide them with a... read more
Sustaining a Love of Reading
Teachers are always looking for ways to improve student literacy skills.  One method, Sustained Silent Reading (SSR), offers an effective way to... read more
When Leading Means Leaving: My Journey Out Of One Classroom And Into Many Others
By: Nikki Vradenburg, 2017 MT STOY Finalist There are two questions people always ask me about leaving the classroom to work for MontanaPBS. The... read more
Casey Olsen Publishes Article in English Journal
Casey Olsen's, 2015 MT STOY finalist, article was published in the January 2018 edition of English Journal curated by the National Council of... read more
Derek Strahn, 2016 MT TOY Finalist, Quoted in “King Honored” Article
In an article published by the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Derek Strahn, 2016 MT TOY finalist, is quoted on the importance of observing and honoring... read 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
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
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
Distinguished Recent Alumna Award
Jessica Anderson ('16) will be honored at an awards ceremony and dinner hosted by Pacific Lutheran University during an October homecoming event in... read more
Casey Olsen to Speak on Professional Development Panel
Casey Olsen ('15 Finalist) will be one of four panelists, including Stephanie Hirsh (ED at Learning Forward), Daniel Weisberg (CEO of TNTP), and... read more
Teachers Bridging Gaps
Anna Baldwin ('14) recently published a post for Education Post on bridging the gaps for students to make their career dreams come true. She shares... read more
Kelly Elder’s Whirlwind of Opportunity
Kelly Elder ('17) was recently featured in People's Voice reflecting on his whirlwind year of opportunity. He will be traveling to Helsinki, Finland... read more
Anna Baldwin and Kelly Elder Travel to Washington DC
At the end of April, two of our State Teachers of the Year took to the air and landed in Washington D.C. to represent the state and profession in two... read more
A Message From Our President
Greetings MT STOY members: Today, I’m writing to update you on the activities of our executive committee so far since our chapter was launched a... read more
Anne Keith: Newest Member of the Board of Public Education
Anne Keith, 2010 Montana Teacher of the Year, is the newest member of the Montana Board of Public Education. Congratulations, Anne! Montana Board... read more
MT STOY Chapter Members Elect Officers
The Montana State Teachers of the Year Chapter members have elected their first set of officers. The 2017 MT STOY chapter officers can also be... read more
Teachers of the Year Featured in UM Publication
University of Montana Alumni, Anna Baldwin (2014 Montana Teacher of the Year) and Kelly Elder (2017 Montana Teacher of the Year), were recently... read more
Teacher of the Year Podcast
Jessica Anderson, 2016 Montana Teacher of the Year, wrapped up the year by reflecting on the importance of risk taking and overcoming your fears.... read more
2017 Montana Teacher of the Year: The Journey Begins
Kelly Elder, 2017 Montana Teacher of the Year, reflects on the beginning of his Teacher of the Year journey. Check it out... read more
Teachers of the Year Take to the Air
This past week, Montana was missing four of its most recently named State Teachers of the Year. While Kelly Elder (MT STOY 17) and Anna Baldwin (MT... read more
TOY in the News
Anne Keith shares in the Missoulian how ECET2 made its way to Montana with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Montana... read more
TOY in the News
Anne Keith, 2010 Montana Teacher of the Year, shares the power of passion projects in an article published in the Bozeman Daily Chronical. Read more... read more
TOY in the News
Craig Beals, 2015 Montana Teacher of the Year, recently traveled to Las Vegas to present a series of Invisible Lab presentations. Check out the... read more
TOY in the News
Pacific Lutheran University recently published an article on Jessica Anderson, 2016 Montana Teacher of the Year, reflecting on her recognition as... read more
TOY in the News
Read Anna Baldwin's recent post "Believe in Your Power" on the U.S. Department of Education's blog Homeroom. Anna is a 2016-17 Teaching Ambassador... read more
Connect With us on Social Media
The Montana State Teachers of the Year chapter of NNSTOY is up and running! Are you interested in connecting with our chapter beyond the website?... read more