Our company, Master Teacher Network, believes that all children should receive an exceptional education from a masterful instructor. Master Teacher Network seeks out the most impactful, high performing teachers in the country and empowers these teachers to elevate the rigor of the teaching profession - think “American Idol meets the American Medical Association.” Each year, MTN will hold a public competition to find the best teachers in the country. Students, parents, and educators will submit their master teacher nominations, which involve loading a personal statement and an instructional video on the MTN platform. After a follow up evaluation and review by a panel of education specialists, MTN will select the finalists and solicit a final vote from the public. All finalists will be offered $200,000 to commit two years towards documenting their craft and enabling other teachers to deliver masterful instruction.
Samir Bolar, Founder & Chief Ideator. Samir is currently a senior consultant with Deloitte Consulting LLP. He specializes in the delivery of people, change, and learning strategies to clients undergoing multi-million dollar technology transformations. He earned his M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business in 2009 with a focus in social sector strategy and marketing. Samir started his professional journey as a chemical engineer before joining Teach for America in 2002 to teach 8th grade math in Compton, CA. In 2005, he rejoined TFA as a Program Director, observing over 400 hours of classroom instruction, analyzing trends in teacher effectiveness, and providing professional development to a cohort of 50 math and science teachers.