Rhode Island Teacher of the Year
Rhode Island's 2016 Teacher of the Year is Tracy Lafreniere.
The Teacher of the Year Award Program was initiated in 1952 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to bring recognition to the importance of teachers as nurturers of the "American Dream." His intention to honor all teachers by the selection of a representative teacher from each state would find completion in the yearly choice of a National Teacher of the Year. Through an organized and varied selection process involving classroom teachers, school administrators, state officials, students, parents, and business representatives, each state and U. S. Protectorate nominates its own Teacher of the Year.
Rhode Island's Teacher of the Year is selected from the previous school year's District Teachers of the Year for our state. For more information about District Teachers of the Year, click here.