• The Teacher of the Year (TOY) program honors teachers who demonstrate a strong commitment to their students, school and community. It highlights the positive aspects of education and honors the diversity within our teaching community. Each year, from numerous nominations, 24 Los Angeles Unified Teachers of the Year are selected for their excellence, creativity and ability to make a difference in the lives of their students. 

    The selection process mirrors the Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year program. Five of our outstanding teachers from Los Angeles Unified will progress to the county's selection process, with the chance to be named California Teacher of the Year. If selected, the individual will then have the opportunity to compete for the title of National Teacher of the Year. 

Los Angeles Unified Teachers of the Year