Previous Recipients of the Graciela Wilborn North Dakota Foreign Language Teacher of the Year Award
 2016 Kami Yri, Spanish; Bismarck Public Schools
 2015 Gina Solemsaas, Spanish; Bismarck Public Schools
 2014  Val Kling, French; Bismarck High School
 2013 Dawn Pearson, Spanish; Rolla High School
 2012 Jeanne Rodriguez, Spanish; Fargo Ben Franklin
 2011 Charlene Voigt, Spanish; Northwood High School
 2010 No recipient (Central States Conference)
 2009 Laureen Hollifield, Latin; Grand Forks Central & Red River High School
 2008 Susan Devine, Spanish; Bismarck High School
 2007 Sandy Meidinger, Spanish; Great Western ITV Network
 2006 Bea Berg, German; Grand Forks Central High School
 2005 Mary Kay Keller-Ralston, Spanish; Bismarck High School
 2004 Janet Thielman, German; Jamestown High School
 2003 Karen Rosby, Spanish; Grand Forks Red River High School
 2002 Walter Wolf, German; Center High School
 2001 Sue Callahan, Spanish; Grafton High School
 2000 Mary Jo Throntveit, Spanish; Minot High School
 1998   Jeanne House, Spanish; Minot High School
 1997Pam Fisher, Spanish; Grand Forks Central High School 
 1996Charlene Nemec, Spanish; Williston High School 
 1995Pat Merritt, German; Grand Forks Red River High School 
 1994Neil Souther, Latin & French; Bismarck High School 
 1993Linda Gresham, Spanish; Minot State University 
 1992Graciela Wilborn Spanish; University of North Dakota 
 1991 Herb Boswau, German, University of North Dakota
 1990   Val Babb, Spanish, Minot / Prairie Public TV
 1989Brad Ruff, German; Bismarck High School 
 1987Anne Olafson, French; Minot High School 
 1986David Connor, German; Minot State University 
 1985Wynona Wilkins, French; University of North Dakota