FORMERLY KNOWN AS TEACHER OF THE YEAR
 
NCTAE is proud to represent the best educators in North Carolina! Each year at our Fall Sharing event, NCTAE awards a nominated theatre arts educator from North Carolina with the NCTAE Educator of the Year Award. This award is presented to a theatre arts educator who has achieved a high standard of quality in their pedagogical endevors. This person also has gone beyond the call of duty to provide an exceptional program that benefits their students and community and has shown their passion and dedication to the profession of theatrical arts. The Educator of the Year must be an active NCTAE member and is nominated through a letter of nomination that is submitted to NCTAE prior to Fall Sharing. 
See Qualifications and process HERE.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Know someone who deserves to be this year's NCTAE Teacher of the Year? Send a letter of nomination to nctaemail@gmail.com Nominations will be put to a vote at Fall Sharing. See "Events" above for more information on Fall Sharing. 

NCTAE's Educator OF THE YEAR AWARD

2017
Teacher of the Year:
KoKo Thornton
Enloe High School, Raleigh, NC

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2018
Teacher of the Year:
Winston Sims
Marvin Ridge High School, Waxhaw, NC

2021
Educator of the Year:
Emily Klingman
Bailey Middle School,
Cornelius, NC

Read about our 2021 Nominees Here

2020
Teacher of the Year:
Medina Demeter
Hoke County High School, Raeford, NC

2019

Teacher of the Year:

Chuck Stowe

Stuart W Cramer High School, Belmont, NC

2016

Teacher of the Year:

Molly Rice

St. Stevens HS,  Hickory, NC

2014

Teacher of the Year:

Keith Taylor

Weaver Academy, Greensboro, NC