Los Angeles County Teachers of the Year



Each year, the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) honors some of our most talented educators through Teachers of the Year (TOY). A signature event of LACOE, TOY is the largest regional platform to celebrate and honor teachers in the state.

The Greater LA Education Foundation has partnered with LACOE to develop new TOY program elements to elevate, celebrate, and invest in teachers. Together we will invest in dynamic teacher leaders, share best practices, and scale the strategies that deliver results for the students of Greater LA.


Annual TOY Celebration

Each year teacher leaders are honored for their contributions to their schools and communities. The Los Angeles County Teacher of Year will represent LA County and compete for California Teacher of the Year, in partnership with the CA Department of Education.

Equitable Innovation Grants

Greater LA will award at least 25 grants of $1,000-$5,000 to public school educators across LA County focused on digital learning strategies.

Teaching and Learning Hub

Greater LA will develop a permanent hub to feature the stories, advice, and content from TOY honorees and innovation grant recipients – highlighting what works in LA County schools.

TOY Learning Network

Greater LA will host a series of conversations with TOY honorees to share insights into their approach, success and how to replicate their practice.


Greater LA is committed to supporting teachers. To launch this program, Greater LA has secured matching funds of up to $50,000. With your help, we can raise an additional $250,000 that will build the platform and expand opportunities for incredibly talented teacher leaders and educators of Greater LA. Help us ensure that our teachers will teach, build, and inspire a Greater LA! For additional information on how to support, click here.



This opportunity is possible because of the Flora L. Thornton Foundation and the generous support from these partners.




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