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California Teachers of the Year Videos


The purpose of the California Teachers of the Year (TOY) Program is to honor the teaching profession and to heighten interest in teaching as a career. The program affords the opportunity to bring attention to teachers who successfully employ strategies to increase academic success and narrow the achievement gap among a range of students. Many of California's TOYs have ultimately become National Teacher of the Year recipients or finalists.

Featured TOY Video



TOY Videos

2021 California Teachers of the Year Gala Highlights External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 4:43)

2018 California Teachers of the Year External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 5:04)

2017 California Teachers of the Year External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 3:33)

Questions:   Awards Team | awards@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0842
Last Reviewed: Monday, March 29, 2021
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