Nominate an Outstanding Teacher for Iowa’s Top Education Award

You can help find Iowa’s next Teacher of the Year! The nominating period for the 2025 Iowa Teacher of Year is now open through April 1.

Anyone is welcome to submit a nomination form to honor the outstanding teacher in their life. Colleagues, administrators, students, parents and community partners, among others, can complete the nomination form to enter the name of a deserving teacher who is making an impact in an Iowa school.

For this year’s Teacher of the Year selection process, each nomination will be reviewed by a team and nine semi-finalists representing teachers from all regions of the state will be selected as Regional Teachers of the Year. Each of the nine Regional Teachers of the Year will interview in-person with educational leaders for the honor of being selected as Iowa's 2025 Teacher of the Year.