And the recognition and accolades keep coming. Back in July, Scott Noet was named the Minnesota History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Now, not only is he the Minnesota History Teacher of the Year, which is quite the accomplishment, he has been named one of ten finalists for the 2019 National History Teacher of the Year Award. The award is presented annually by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to K-12 American history education.

Scott Noet, Mr. Noet to his students, has quite the list of accomplishments already, including:

  • 2019 NEA Award for Teaching Excellence
  • 2017 Minnesota Teacher of the Year Finalist
  • President and Vice President of the Minnesota Council for the Social Studies from 2008 to 2016.
  • Among other publications, he has written chapters and lesson plans for Biodiversity and Green Architecture for a STEM book published by Deutsche Bank.  

The winner will be honored at a prize ceremony in New York City, on October 2, 2019, and will receive a $10,000 prize.

Congratulations to Scott Noet! We are keeping our fingers crossed that he wins the History Teacher of the Year Award in October. Mr. Noet has been with the Owatonna School District since 1996, and both of my daughters had him as a teacher. They both loved his class. You can see by the picture above that he is truly loved by his students!