Quality education is essential to the wellbeing of any society, and tremendous teachers are the key. It’s why The Washington Post has been honoring teaching excellence in the area for more than three decades. Originally named for Agnes Meyer — wife of Eugene Meyer who purchased The Post in 1933, and a staunch supporter and defender of public education — The Washington Post Teacher of the Year Award continues to recognize educators who exemplify excellence in their profession. The purpose of The Washington Post Teacher of the Year Award has always been to recognize preeminence in teaching, to encourage creativity and quality in the classroom, and to contribute in a substantial way to the improvement of education in the Washington, D.C. region.
2021-22 PROGRAM TIMELINE: Jurisdictions will have until Jan. 24 to submit their nominated finalists to The Washington Post. A winner will be selected and notified on March 7.