National Teachers Hall of Fame
Established by faculty and alumni of Emporia State University in 1989, the National Teacher's Hall of Fame honors outstanding educators and operates a small museum and resource center within the Teacher's College at Emporia State University. The museum includes classroom dioramas and artifacts related to one room schoolhouses and artifacts such as antique textbooks that demonstrate how teaching has changed over time. Visitors to the Hall of Fame can also tour a one-room schoolhouse on the Emporia State campus.
Backstory and Context
The organization selects five teachers for induction each year. Inductees are can be current or retired teachers, and are selected from a pool of nominees selected by a national selection committee. Each nominee must have at least twenty years of teaching experience in grades PreK-12. The organization also offers a special award for non-teachers who have supported the profession with the annual Friends of Education Award.
National Teachers Hall of Fame Records. Emporia State University Special Collections and Archives. Accessed January 29, 2017. http://www.Emporia.edu/~findingaids/ESU003.007.010.html.