The Million Dollar Story

Lloyd Hopkins is the Executive Director and Founder of Million Dollar Teacher Project, an organization aimed at increasing support for teachers inside and outside of the classroom, raising the profile of highly effective teachers and drastically improving teacher compensation to bring the teaching profession to the prestigious level it deserves.

The Problem

Why It’s Time To Wake Up


We strive to engage the community to support teachers through partnerships, classroom teaching teams and data-driven instruction, among other things.



Student-teacher relationships greatly affect the success of students so we have made it our goal to improve these interactions through promoting teacher appreciation.



We want to raise the profile of highly effective teachers by drastically improving teacher compensation to bring the profession to the prestigious level it deserves.

Our Mission

Elevate the teaching profession through increased recognition, compensation and support


Competitive Teaching

Competitive Teaching allows for teachers to have performance based salaries. Established metrics will be selected to evaluate the teacher’s impact and based on their effectiveness, allowing the ability to command a greater salary.


We are creating programming to bridge the relationship between the community and schools to show teachers they are appreciated.  We conduct events like appreciation lunches and our #apples4teachers #teacherthankyounotes viral campaign.



On-going Professional development during the “off-season” will help teachers become more familiar with the latest and best approaches and technologies in the teaching profession. Evaluations of teachers will be done either monthly, quarterly, or annually. The will determine the teacher’s effectiveness. Partnership Funding Circle through a partnership funding system will allow funders to sign-on to fund elements of the MDT model in a time-bound fashion.

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    • 01May2017

      Teacher League

      This is a mobile platform that allows teachers to upload their exceptional lessons on to…

    • 30Jul2017

      Beat The Classroom

      Instead of doing the regular stuffy fundraiser we wanted to do something more fun and…

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