Please note: nominations are now closed for 2019 Top Teachers. Thank you to everyone who took the time to make a submission and tell us about some wonderful teachers in New Hampshire.

Does your child have a favorite teacher they can’t stop talking about? Are you a teacher who wants to brag about an inspiring colleague? Are you a principal who wants to bring attention to a special teacher at your school? Nominate them to be recognized in ParentingNH’s third annual Top Teacher issue in January 2020.

ParentingNH wants to hear from you about those dedicated and talented teachers who not only are excited about teaching but also get students excited about learning. The magazine will be selecting several teachers to feature in the January 2020 issue.

In addition to appearing in the magazine, all teachers featured will be invited to watch a 2020 New Hampshire Fisher Cats game at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium from a special suite.

The official nomination form can be found below.

More information about the nomination process and general guidelines for New Hampshire’s Top Teachers:

  • Preschool teachers through Grade 12 are eligible for consideration.
  • Submissions will be accepted from parents of former students, teachers, administrators, principals and former students 15 and older.
  • Nominees should currently be working in a New Hampshire school district, or charter school, private school or parochial school located in New Hampshire. You can also nominate a teacher who has retired in the past three years (2016 or later).
  • Nomination submissions should be limited to 500 words or less but should be at least 100 words. You are encouraged to read previous nominations for inspiration and guidance.
  • Submissions for nominated teachers who are selected to be named in the January 2020 issue will be printed in full, along with the nominators’ name and hometown.
  • Submissions will be accepted through October 31, 2019, through the online nomination form below. Submissions sent through the mail or email will not be accepted.
  • The number of nominations received for a particular teacher does not carry weight in the judging process (i.e. recipients are not recognized based solely on the number of nominations received). Nominators interested in recognizing the same teacher are encouraged to submit one thoughtful and well-written nomination versus multiple nominations.
  • Submissions will be judged by the editor of ParentingNH and staff members of McLean Communications. The editor will make the final determination as to who is featured in the January 2020 issue.
  • ParentingNH will contact nominators whose teachers are selected to appear in the issue in early November.
  • Teachers who are to be recognized in ParentingNH’s January 2020 issue will be photographed for the magazine at a location and date to be determined after teachers are selected.
  • For more information or if you have questions, please e-mail Parenting NH Editor Melanie Hitchcock at

You will be directed to a confirmation page once your submission has been made. If you do not see the confirmation page, then we do not have your nomination.

  • Nominator's information

  • Thanks for taking the time to submit a nomination for ParentingNH's third annual New Hampshire's Top Teachers. We appreciate your help and commitment as we honor the top educators in the Granite State.
  • Nominee's information

  • Now that we've been formally introduced, please tell us about a special educator in your child's life. Please note, if you're considering honoring more than one educator, then please fill out this form separately for each nominee.
  • Please provide contact information for your nominee so we may contact him or her.

Top Teacher recipients

Top Teachers 2018

We selected five Granite State educators to feature in ParentingNH’s second-annual Top Teacher issue.

Top Teachers 2017

These elite eight teachers have captured the heart of and inspired many colleagues, parents and students.


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