Teacher of the Year

Smart/Maher National Citizenship Education Teacher Award

Each year three exceptional teachers are recognized by the VFW for their outstanding commitment to teach Americanism and patriotism to their students.  The VFW annually recognizes the nation’s top classroom elementary, junior high and high school teachers who teach citizenship education topics – at least half of the school day in a classroom environment – and promote America’s history, traditions and institutions effectively.
The Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award (Teacher of the Year) national winners will receive:

  • A $1,000 award to the top K-5, 6-8 and 9-12 grade teachers for professional development expenses.
  • $1,000 award for each winning teacher’s school.
  • Plaques for both the winning teacher and school.
  • An all-expenses-paid trip to attend a VFW conference and receive their award

Congratulations to all the 2018-19 Teacher of the Year Winners!

K-5
Jennifer Anderson
Sponsored by:  Golden Heart Post 3629, Fairbanks

6-8
Stacy Molina
Sponsored by:  Susitna Post 9365, Wasilla

9-12
Kelly Snider
Sponsored by:  Weldon M. Rucker Post 10029, North Pole