Nominations now accepted for the 2022 Toyota Family Teacher of the Year

The search is on for the next Toyota Family Teacher of the Year! For 26 years, the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) and Toyota have partnered to recognize school- and community-based teachers across the nation who best engage families in family engagement, family literacy, and/or family leadership programming. Through the Toyota Family Teacher of the Year Award, NCFL recognizes the positive impact of these teachers by granting the first place winner $20,000 and the runner-up $5,000 toward their designated family literacy, family engagement, or family leadership programs.

Graphic with photos of Toyota Family Teachers of the Year throughout the last 25 years

Do you know an educator who is building effective family–school partnerships that support student achievement and school improvement? Or is there someone you know who serves parents, caregivers, and children using a strong multi-generational approach to help them learn together in innovative ways?

From now until May 6, 2022, nominate an educator you know who goes above and beyond to engage families in education.

Review the award criteria and access the application here. Nominations must be submitted via the online form in English or Spanish. Translation of the application into another language is available by request.