Nominations now open for the 2023 Toyota Family Teacher of the Year

For twenty-seven years, the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) and Toyota have partnered to celebrate school- and community-based educators who are exceptional at engaging families. We are thrilled to announce that nominations for the 2023 Toyota Family Teacher of the Year are now open! 

NCFL is looking for school- or community-based educators who are passionate about engaging families and who demonstrate exemplary practices. This award celebrates educators who:

  • Serve parents, caregivers, and children using a strong multi-generation approach to help them learn together in innovative ways.
  • Have a demonstrated record of success in family engagement.
  • Implement innovative ideas for expanding their program to benefit families and/or to engage more families. 
  • Serve communities and families with high literacy and socioeconomic needs. 

To recognize the positive impact of family literacy, family engagement, and family leadership practices, NCFL grants the first-place winner $20,000 and the runner-up $5,000 to fund a family learning project in their district.

Would you like to join NCFL and Toyota in celebrating family teachers? Nominate an educator you know and share this opportunity with others in your community!

Review the award criteria and preview the application in English or Spanish. Nominations must be submitted via the online form in English or Spanish by 11:59 p.m. PDT on Thursday, May 18, 2023. Translation of the application into another language is available by request.