Teacher of the Month

‘When you get, give. When you learn, teach. ’
~Maya Angelou

We all have memories of a favorite teacher; someone who took the time to help us succeed, who was willing to answer our every question, who challenged us to see things from a different perspective, who stayed after school to read every last essay, or who believed in us even when we did not believe in ourselves. We think these amazing teachers should be recognized for all their extraordinary contributions, and for more than 30 years, the EWU School of Education and our fantastic partners, KHQ-Q6 and STCU, have been doing just that.

Both of these partners are dedicated to the betterment of our community and consistently emphasize the importance of education and educators, and we are so grateful for their sponsorship! But we also need YOU!
We need students to take that extra step to recognize and nominate the outstanding teachers in our community. You can nominate your special teacher by snail mail or through our online submission page – a faculty committee reviews every letter we receive and selects each month’s winner.

Tell us all about what makes your teacher amazing!

You can complete the online submission form below OR write a letter explaining the special abilities and contributions of your favorite teacher and mail them to the following address:

Teacher of the Month
EWU School of Education
312 Williamson Hall
Cheney, WA 99004

Help us recognize more amazing teachers this year!

Congratulations to our September 2021 Teacher of the Month, Ms. Tiera Como from Ridgeline High School!

About the Teacher of the Month Program

The Teacher of the Month Program is a collaboration between Eastern Washington University’s School of Education, KHQ-Q6 News, and Spokane Teachers Credit Union, and we’ve been recognizing local teachers for their excellence for more than 30 years!

Each month, all submissions are reviewed carefully by a faculty committee. One extraordinary teacher is selected, and representatives of the School of Education, KHQ, and STCU will visit the winning teacher’s school to celebrate. During Covid times, we’ve adapted to an online format for the award celebration.

Nominations are accepted from a student, a group of students, or parents of students with special needs, though we do prefer nominations come directly from students whenever possible.

Please submit your nomination using the form below OR via snail mail to:

Teacher of the Month
EWU School of Education
312 Williamson Hall
Cheney, WA 99004

Any teacher in an elementary, middle, or high school in Washington State or North Idaho is eligible!

Nominating your teacher is easy!

Please submit your nomination using the form below OR via snail mail to:

Teacher of the Month
EWU School of Education
312 Williamson Hall
Cheney, WA 99004

Take this opportunity to give us all the juicy details about what makes your teacher the BEST!

2020-2021 Teacher of the Month Winners

This was a hard year for most of us, but these teachers really made a difference!

Congratulations to our June 2021 Teacher of the Month, Ms. Tamara Torres from Arlington Elementary School!

Congratulations to our May 2021 Teacher of the Month, Ms. Corissa McCauley from the Libby Center!

Congratulations to our April 2021 Teacher of the Month, Mr. Paden Carlson from Pullman High School!

Congratulations to our March 2021 Teacher of the Month, Mrs. Sheila Messick from Riverside High School!

Congratulations to our February 2021 Teacher of the Month, Mrs. Julie Hoffmeyer from Mullan Road Elementary School!

Congratulations to our December 2020 Teacher of the Month, Mrs. Victoria Asper from Post Falls High School!

Congratulations to our November 2020 Teacher of the Month, Ms. Jamie Oleson from Rogers High School!

Congratulations to our October 2020 Teacher of the Month, Mr. Timothy Northern from Selkirk Middle School!

Teacher of the Month Nomination Form

  • Let's find out about you!

  • Now let's get some information about your school!

  • If you have this information handy, it helps us connect with the school.
  • Now the fun stuff - tell us all about your teacher!

  • This is your chance to really show why your teacher shines - give us all the glorious details about what a fabulous teacher they are and how they go above and beyond the call of duty.