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

Moop, moop, moop.

Moop, moop, moop.

Moop, moop, moop.

Moop, moop, moop.

The skinniest schmoop in

the chicken coop goes...

...Scoop, scoop, scoop.

Scoop, scoop, scoop.

'Cause he's getting...

...all that food, right?

Scooping it all up.

a charter school in southwestern.

Los Angeles, California.

Mitch Carter is head of

Truman's English department,

and was recently named

California Teacher...

...of the Year.

He is now a nominee

for the national award.

Love my job. Not every day of course.

But, uh, it's a good life.

Ronald Douche is the school's principal.

Start now? Okay.

Um, welcome.

Truman is, uh, a newer

high school, opened in 2007.

Our first senior class just

graduated this last spring.

We serve, uh,

over 1,000 students,

most of them from right here in good old...

...southwestern Los Angeles.

Some kids back there.

Hey, guys.


We are fortunate

enough to have some of the...

...latest technology available.

Beautiful chemistry labs.

They did such a nice

job on the installation.

Two well-stocked computer labs

training on many programs.

Great start, great foundation, great base.

We'll have a giant hammer

come up here with a claw.

And of course,

our nationally ranked...

...robotics team.

Gonna shoot something out.

Oh, this is a great start.

In 1999, I was writing

for Mattel toys for their.

Barbie doll website.

'Barbie for president.'

I was, uh... I was supposed

to be writing Barbie's...

...election platform.

Um, you know,

more swimming pools.

No brown shoes with black pants.

Six months later,

I was a teacher.

This is a tough part of town.

The kids know it's not gonna be easy.

We're giving them hope.

Throwing them a rope.

The kids are appreciative of that.

You know, of what we do here for them.

For the community.

It's, uh... Wow, I'm getting

a little filled up here.

But, uh,

I take a lot of pride in that.

You know what?

It's pronounced...

'Dow-shay,' not Douche.


It is the same spelling

but the Dutch pronunciation.

That is it, young man.

That is it. I see you.

That is detention.

Detention for...

...the entire year.

Put the cameras away.

Put them away. Put them away.

Turn off those...

Okay, you know what?

As soon as I'm done here,

that is it for you.

Confiscated. Both of you.

Phones are going to be gone.

It's pronounced 'Dow-shay.'


let's get settled in.

This is not a bad dream. It is Monday.

You are back in class.

I want you to take out your

journals and take a look...

...at the topic on the board.

I want you guys to write about...

...something that you like.

But you hide it from your friends...

...because you are afraid

of what they will think.

Okay, okay, okay, okay.

I'll go first. Um...

... When I was in high school,

I really loved the ballet.

My mother used to take

me to see The Nutcracker...

...every Christmas.

But I was afraid that my friends would...

...make fun of me,

so I told them that she was

taking me to a Laker game.

All right, you guys are

up now, you got 15 minutes.

I like to start class with a writing exercise.

It gets their brains in the right place.

Especially on a Monday.

Okay, let's share our responses.

Oh, come on, I told

you about the ballet.

It's all downhill from there.


Sometimes when I'm

depressed, the only thing...

...that makes me feel better...

...is listening to Dora the

Explorer song on my iPod.


Uh, um, one time when I was

visiting my grandparents,

I woke up in the middle of the night...

...to take some Advil,

but it was my grandpa's Viagra.

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