The Los Angeles County – Office of Education 2021-2022 Teachers of the Year Application is NOW available. This year the Application is two parts. Part 1 is an online form and Part 2 is a Written Component.

Both Parts are due no later than Sunday, June 27th, 2021 by 11:59PM.

Los Angeles County
Teachers of the Year

An honors competition to spotlight teaching excellence
and exemplary professionalism in public education


The competition is the largest of its kind in the state and is part of the oldest and most prestigious honors contest in the U.S. for public school teachers.

The TOY program, which features an annual luncheon recognition each September for all participants, is designed to provide much-deserved recognition for teachers. Those selected by LACOE as County Teachers of the Year—educators who have shown exemplary dedication, compelling classroom practices, positive accomplishments and professional commitment—serve as standard-bearers for the teaching profession and their 72,000 classroom colleagues countywide. Please feel free to contact Naime Laskar at with any questions.
Forms and Information

2021 Application now available please see link below. ...
Application Info &  InstructionsApplication Info & Instructions
LACOE has served as the sponsoring organization of the County Teachers of the Year Program—a competition and awards luncheon that spotlights excellence in public education. The county program, the largest in the state, is part of the California and National Teacher of the Year....Read more
Application Materials & Forms ChecklistApplication Materials & Forms Checklist
Teacher of the Year candidates must complete and submit the entire application on or before Sunday, June 27, 2021, 11:59 p.m. Absolutely no late applications will be accepted...Read more
2019-20 Awards Banquet2019-20 Awards Banquet
All district-level Teachers of the Year are invited to attend the awards luncheon. The sixteen (16) winners of the Los Angeles County Teachers of the Year competition will be publicly announced at the luncheon. Family members, district representatives and news media will also be invited....Read more