Timeline/Deadlines

March 3, 2016
TASA released the 2017 Texas Teacher of the Year application form (Nominations are now closed, but the form is available online when nominations are open.)
June 8, 2016 District-nominated Teacher of the Year applications were due to the appropriate Regional Education Service Center by the ESC's close of business.
June – July 2016 Judging takes place at the Regional Education Service Centers. Judging determines the 40 Texas Teacher of the Year semifinalists.
July 29, 2016 Regional Education Service Centers’ 2017 Teacher of the Year selection process ends.
August 4, 2016 Complete applications of the Regional Elementary Teacher of the Year and the Regional Secondary Teacher of the Year are due to TASA by 5 p.m. CST.
August 15, 2016 Semifinalist judging takes place at the TASA Headquarters in Austin. Judging determines the six Texas Teacher of the Year finalists.
August 22, 2016 Press release announcing the 2017 Texas Teacher of the Year finalists is released.
October 13, 2016 Texas Teacher of the Year finalists are interviewed. Judges select one Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year and one Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year. One of the two winners is chosen to represent Texas in the National Teacher of the Year program. 
October 13, 2016 The Regional Teachers of the Year meet in Austin for an evening orientation dinner.
October 14, 2016 The Texas Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony is held in Austin, and the Texas Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year are announced.
TBD The completed National Texas Teacher of the Year packet is due to TASA for signature and submission to the national office on behalf of the 2017 Texas Teacher of the Year.

Contact: Jennifer Garrido, Texas Teacher of the Year Program Coordinator, 512.852.2105

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