We welcome you to the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Network of State Teachers of the Year; a service organization comprised of educators who have been named a Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year or were a Finalist for Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year.

Our Goals
1.  Encourage quality education for each individual through quality teaching.
2.  Recognize the excellence and commitment of professional educators.
3.  Promote the image of education through public awareness.
4.  Stimulate the personal and professional growth of our members through their participation in workshops or seminars.
5.  Mentor young people entering into the educational profession.

Explore our website to learn about our activities around the state. We are proud of the involvement of our talented members and the service they provide to the students and the teachers of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

I believe that our children are our most valuable resource.  They need quality teachers who enjoy sharing the love of learning.

For the children,

Angela D. Homan

NNSTOY-PA President

NNSTOY-PA Class of 2011

Michael Soskil


12/06/2016 Pennsylvania Names Pocono-area Educator as the 2017 Teacher of the Year. Harrisburg, PA – State Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera announced yesterday that Michael Soskil, a teacher from the Wallenpaupack Area School District in Wayne County, has been selected as Pennsylvania’s 2017 Teacher of the Year. The announcement was made during the SAS Institute, the Department of Education’s annual professional more


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2018 Pennsylvania State Teacher of the Year Finalists:

  • Laura Bitler
  • Tim Dzurko
  • Christina Frank
  • Adam Gebhardt
  • Aaron Goldfarb
  • Linda Granite
  • Georgette Hackman
  • Barbara Kurtz
  • Gregory Mason
  • Lara Miller-Owlett
  • Brandy Spielman
  • Jennifer Wahl