Teacher of the Year

Synopsis: Surrounded by the eccentric faculty of Truman High School, Mitch Carter wins the California Teacher of the Year award and immediately receives a tempting offer that may force him to leave his job.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Jason Strouse
  5 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
82 min

You were supposed

to write about something...

...that you liked.

Did you like that?

Are you going to be talking

to the other teachers, too?


... I just...

I think it's important.

And this is why.

I mean, yeah, I'm, uh,

'Teacher of the Year.'

That's... And which is

great, and I love it.

I love that you guys are

here doing this movie.

I think it's important.

I hope we can show something...

... about public schools

and what's happening here.

But, uh, the award itself,

is really the byproduct

of all of our work together...

...here at this school.

Yes, I won it,

but, um, you know...

I don't do this by myself,

I guess is all I'm saying.


These kids don't get better just because.

I show up and do my thing.

I'm not laughing.

I'm being serious here.

You come on.

We are the Hammers. Uh,

though we're not married.

No, we are not.

My name is Clive Hammer.

I am Lowell Hammer.

And we are guidance counselors.

Well, we're college counselors.

But we guide you to college.

So we're kind of like...

...Religious leaders.


I think it's shayman.

Well, shayman suggests...

...that we shame them.

Which we're not afraid to do.

Which we will use shame.


... We will answer questions.

We've got experience.

We speak from the hip.

We throw it from the kneecap.

We toss it.

Which is even...

...lower than the hip.

Yeah, well, some guys,

some guys will...

...talk from the hip.

We take it from the kneecap.

We like to throw it...

...from below the hip.

We just toss it out to you.

Which is even a...

...straighter shot.

Yeah, it's a straight shot,

straight into your mouth.

Think about it like this.

If college were hell...

... And it is, guys.

For a while, it's hell.

Best time of your life,

best years of your life,

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