Educator of the Year Awards

Nominate a TSD Educator or staff member for a
2023 Educator of the Year Award!


Nominations for Educator of the Year are accepted until 4:30pm on Friday, January 6, 2023.

Each year, TEF offers the opportunity for people in the community to nominate a teacher or Thompson School District staff person they feel exemplifies excellence in education. Awards are given in the following categories:

  • TEF Educator of the Year (overall)

  • Elementary Teacher of the Year (early childhood - grade 5)

  • Secondary Teacher of the Year (grade 6 - Grade 12)

  • Principal of the Year

  • TSD Staff of the Year (Classified, APT, Nutrition Services, Counseling, Transportation, etc.)

The annual Educator of the Year awards are supported by King Buick GMC 

Educator of the Year sponsor, King Buick GMC, feels the best way to give back to the community is through education support: building strong programs that will produce a highly trained workforce that can increase innovation and energy for American manufacturing. To honor Thompson School District educators, King Buick GMC provides car leases for 60 days to educator of the year winners in each category and a 24-month car lease to the overall TEF Educator of the Year winner. 

2022 Educator of the Year award recipients

TEF Educator of the Year     Peter Toews, Band Teacher, Mountain View High School
Elementary Educator            Dean Book, Ivy Stockwell Elementary School
Secondary Educator             Karla Quinones, Bill Reed Middle School
Principal                                 Jane Harmon, Mountain View High School

TSD Staff                               Noah Tank, Ponderosa Elementary School