New York STOY

Welcome to the official site of the New York State Chapter of the National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NYSTOY).

We are a proactive, forward-thinking group of New York State Teachers of the Year who are interested in promoting quality educational opportunities for all New York students by advocating for them through authentic teacher voice and informed and active leadership.

Please review our site and check back frequently to follow our development and planning.

Amy Hysick


The New York State Board of Regents today announced that Amy Hysick has been named the 2017 New York State Teacher of the Year. Hysick, a science teacher at Cicero-North Syracuse High School in Cicero was presented with a certificate of recognition by Regents Chancellor Betty A. Rosa and State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia. Hysick was also presented with the Thomas Sobol Award and the David Johnson Award, both created as annual gifts more


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2016 New York STOY State Teacher of the Year Finalists:

  • Michael Comet, South Lewis HS
  • Deborah Minchin, New Rochelle HS
  • Jason Steinagle, Hamburg Middle School
  • Sandra Taylor, Skaneateles HS,