Quality education is essential to the wellbeing of our society, and good teachers are the foundation of our educational system. The Washington Post established the Teacher of the Year Award to recognize teachers who exemplify excellence in their profession. The goals of The Washington Post Teacher of the Year Award has always been to recognize excellence in teaching, to encourage creative and quality instruction and to contribute in a substantive way to the improvement of education in the Washington metropolitan area.

2018-19 PROGRAM TIMELINE: Jurisdictions will have until Feb. 4 to submit their nominated finalists to The Washington Post. A winner will be selected and notified on March 11.

Jurisdictions can nominate a finalist to be considered for the Principal of the Year Award by downloading the 2018-19 nomination packet and finalist information sheet.