New Jersey State Teacher of the Year, 2012
Jeanne DelColle, a high school history teacher of 17 years, is also the 2012 NJ History Teacher of the Year and the 2010 New Jersey Council for the Humanities Teacher of the Year. Jeanne is a member of NNSTOY, the organization of teacher leaders that seeks to transform teaching by using its credible voice to support policies and practices that advance teacher leadership, educator effectiveness, and the conditions, capacity, and culture necessary to support great teaching and learning for all students. Jeanne’s suggestion for making a difference in student outcomes: Cultivate critical thinking skills by helping students understand the ways in which words and phrases are used and refined throughout a text or event. Words are the interface between thoughts and communication. When students recognize that their interpretation of words is based on their experience, they are more likely to take into consideration factors such as context and diversity of perspectives as they explore their roles and responsibilities in a civil society.
Member of NNSTOY
We are a network of State Teachers of the Year and Finalists who use our teacher leadership to ensure that every student receives an outstanding education. We do this through our focus on practice, policy and advocacy.We Believe...
- Every student has a right to a high-quality education, regardless of background, race, gender, disability or socio-economic status.
- To achieve educational excellence for all students, we must transform and support the teaching profession.
- It is imperative that we involve our nation’s expert teachers in conversations about improving education.
- Teacher leaders will transform the teaching profession and create, implement and sustain systems to solve our toughest educational challenges.
- We must prepare our country’s future workforce to be competitive in a global economy and participate in a diverse, democratic country.
- Educators must partner with families and communities on behalf of our nation’s children.
Member of these groups
with Katy Smith
Katy Smith, 2011 Minnesota State Teacher of the Year, shares how she partners with parents to improve school climate and student outcomes.