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

Marilyn Pryle


Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera announced Marilyn Pryle, a teacher at Abington Heights  High School in Lackawanna County, as the 2019 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year. The announcement was made during the SAS Institute, the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s annual professional development conference. (Click the Press Release button on the left for more


Nominations are open!
NSTOY-PA is seeking nominations for Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year.  Click the "STOY Nomination Form" tab on the right to download the nomination... read more

2020 Pennsylvania State Teacher of the Year Finalists:

  • Matthew Binder
  • Michele Bittner
  • Amanda Connell
  • Colleen Epler-Ruths
  • Javis Galan
  • Leanne Jarossy
  • William Melvin
  • Katona Miller
  • Kristen Moose
  • Melissa Pierce
  • Paolo Tolomeo
  • Joseph Welch