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The Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament debuted in May 2011. It features 15 teachers competing in the same 2-week format as the Tournament of Champions, Teen Tournament, and College Championship.

In addition to the aforementioned cash prize, the winner also earns an automatic spot in the next Tournament of Champions, although one winner (Larry Martin in 2018) died from Pancreatic cancer before reaching that tournament.

So far, two Teachers Tournaments winners have made it to the finals of the Tournament of Champions (Colby Burnett in 2013 and Francois Barcomb in 2019); only Burnett won the event.

2016 winner Jason Sterlacci is only other winner to advance to the semi-finals of the Tournament of Champions.

Burnett was also invited back to the Battle of the Decades in 2014 where he advanced to the semifinals, and was team captain in the All-Star games in 2019, where he drafted 2017 Tournament of Champions finalist Alan Lin and November 2000 College Champion Pam Mueller as his team members. His team finished as the second runner-up in the event.

2015 winner Jennifer Giles also competed in the All-Star games, as a member of Team Buzzy Cohen.

The 2020 Teacher Tournament were last weeks to be taped with a studio audience before the show continued to tape with one due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

John Pearson was the alternate in the the All-Star games.

There was no Teachers Tournament held in Season 37, partially due to rotating guest hosts and travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic that were in effect during parts of that season.

Season Airdate Finale Winner School
27 May 2, 2011 May 13, 2011 Charles Temple The Ocracoke School
28-A February 15, 2012 February 28, 2012 Patrick Quinn Ritenour High School
29-B November 7, 2012 November 20, 2012 Colby Burnett Fenwick High School
30 November 11, 2013 November 22, 2013 John Pearson Austin Elementary School
31 February 2, 2015 February 13, 2015 Jennifer Giles Columbine Elementary School
32 May 2, 2016 May 13, 2016 Jason Sterlacci Burnet Middle School
33 May 8, 2017 May 19, 2017 David Clemmons Keller High School
34 May 7, 2018 May 18, 2018 Larry Martin Belinder Elementary School
35 May 6, 2019 May 17, 2019 Francois Barcomb Hendrick Hudson High School
36 May 25, 2020 June 5, 2020 Ben Henri Grosse Pointe North High School

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