National Teachers Hall of Fame
While a number of local and state organizations maintain their own honor lists, the National Teachers Hall of Fame is the only organization of its kind.that recognizes teachers throughout the US.
One of several shelves of classroom materials on display at the museum.
Senator Jerry Moran and Dean Jen Weaver at the Hall of Fame's Memorial to Fallen Educators
This one-room schoolhouse is now located 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.