Peggy Stewart, a National Board Certified high school social studies teacher and the NJ State Teacher of the Year, 2005, currently serves as the Director of Professional Learning for the National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY). Peggy has extensive experience in designing and facilitating professional learning, having served as Chair of the NJ Professional Teaching Standards Board and currently serving on the Board of Trustees for Learning Forward NJ. Stewart was a member of the consortium that developed the Teacher Leader Model Standards and has co-developed NNSTOYs “Teachers Leading” professional learning modules that she facilitates with educators around the nation.
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.
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with Leigh VandenAkker
Leigh VadenAkker, 2012 Utah State Teacher of the Year, shares how she creates a classroom environment that develops students' social- and emotional-learning skills.