STEM Teacher Of The Year

Be Part of the Excitement in March as Dayton, Ohio tips-off the Madness!

It All Starts With Great Teachers: College athletics is one of the most visible representations of students achieving their dreams of attending college. This road often starts with the support and commitment of gifted teachers. Throughout the months and weeks leading up to the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball First Four, we take time to focus on the people who help the future student-athletes across the country reach their dreams: teachers.

The Big Hoopla STEM Teacher of the Year recognizes the great contributions teachers make in STEM fields in the Dayton region. The program recognizes and honors teacher excellence. It identifies, from among the countless peers in the region, a group of teachers to serve as a visible representation of innovation, persistence, and commitment to STEM education in classrooms in the region. Additionally, selection of The Big Hoopla STEM Teacher of the Year brings great recognition to the teacher’s school district or system.

Why Apply: Recipients of the award receive the following:

  • A $1,000 grant from the Local Organizing Committee and Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School to be used to improve STEM learning in the classroom
  • An official Big Hoopla STEM Teacher of the Year plaque awarded at the Big Hoopla STEM Challenge
  • 50 Upper Arena tickets for all First Four March Madness games
  • 4 Hoopla Central VIP Passes