The purpose of the Wisconsin Teacher of the Year Council (WTOYC) is to foster a collaborative relationship between the Department of Public Instruction and educators in the field, benefiting both through shared learning, advocacy, and leadership opportunities. The WTOYC also has the goal of being an inspirational and advisory organization, working to use member expertise and efforts to elevate the field of public education for all students, teachers, administrators, families, and communities..
Members are appointed while they are teachers, but may remain active members if they are no longer teaching so long as they are actively working in an educational role within a school district or in a role directly supporting public education outside of a school district. This includes roles such as: teachers, instructional coaches, effectiveness coaches, central office and/or building administrators, and CESA consultants.
Members are appointed and guaranteed a role on the Council for a 5-year term upon their selection as a current year Wisconsin Teacher of the Year (TOY). Members may extend their service beyond their term of appointment when there is room available on the Council.
Current WTOYC Council Members