TEMI Teacher of the Year:

Each January, TEMI will select and announce its Teacher of the Year. This is our way of giving recognition to one dedicated TEMI teacher for his/her passion and diligence. The awardee will have met the following requirements of superior teaching:

* An active TEMI Member
* Attended at least two or more TEMI seminars
* Holding a TEMI certificate
* Demonstrating strong ability to foster excellence in English education as evidenced by ongoing contributions to the improvement of student learning and the learning environment
* Making a difference in his/her community by teaching English, using TEMI methods and ideology through positive learning experiences and activities for the students
* Demonstrating a strong commitment in creating a climate of caring and respect conducive to effective teaching and learning

Award Components:
* TEMI Teacher of the Year Certificate
* Announcements on TEMI website, TEMI Facebook and Little America website
* Press releases to local newspapers in awardee’s town/city (We can not guarantee the media will contact the awardee.)
* 10,000 yen credit coupon for Little America Bookstore.
* Letter of Appreciation and Recognition for awardee’s school

Selection Committee: Sohei & Helene Uchida, TEMI National Coordinator & TEMI Board Members

TEMI Teacher of the Year 2022

Eriko Sugata (Japanese)
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TEMI Teacher of the Year 2021

Phil Lee (Canadian)
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TEMI Teacher of the Year 2020

Rika “Lucy” Kubota (Japanese)
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TEMI Teacher of the Year 2019

Natsumi Fujimoto (Japanese)
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TEMI Teacher of the Year 2018

Tetsuko Nishimura (Japanese)
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TEMI Central Japan Teacher of the Year 2017

David Chandler (American)
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TEMI Western Japan Teacher of the Year 2017

Nick Fry (Australian)
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TEMI Eastern Japan Teacher of the Year 2016

Mariana Oana Senda (Romanian)
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TEMI Central Japan Teacher of the Year 2016

Tracey Yamamoto (British)
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TEMI Western Japan Teacher of the Year 2016

Shin’ei Okamoto (Japanese)
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TEMI Eastern Japan Teacher of the Year 2015

Winfred Quashie (Ghananian)
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TEMI Central Japan Teacher of the Year 2015

Lourdes Kato (Filipino)
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TEMI Western Japan Teacher of the Year 2015

Yoko Sato (Japanese)
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TEMI Eastern Japan Teacher of the Year 2014

Regis de Lavison (Canadian & French)
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TEMI Central Japan Teacher of the Year 2014

Jon & Hiromi Bauer(American & Japanese)
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TEMI Central Japan Teacher of the Year 2014

Veronika Fukimoto (Russian)
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