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Tentative Timeline/Deadlines

February 14, 2017
TASA releases 2018 Texas Teacher of the Year application
June 7, 2017 District-nominated Teacher of the Year applications due to the appropriate Regional Education Service Center by the ESC's close of business
June – July 2017 Judging takes place at the Regional ESCs to determine the 40 Texas Teacher of the Year semifinalists (Regional Teachers of the Year)
July 26, 2017 Regional ESCs’ 2018 Teacher of the Year selection process ends
August 2, 2017 Complete applications of the Regional Elementary Teacher of the Year and Regional Secondary Teacher of the Year due to TASA by 5 p.m. CST
August 6, 2017 Semifinalist judging takes place at TASA Headquarters in Austin to determine the six Texas Teacher of the Year finalists
August 2017 Press release announcing the 2018 Texas Teacher of the Year finalists released
September 14, 2017
Texas Teacher of the Year finalists interviewed; judges select one Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year and one Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year (one is chosen to represent Texas in the National Teacher of the Year program)
September 14, 2017 The Regional Teachers of the Year meet in Austin for an evening orientation dinner.
September 15, 2017
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 2018 Texas Teacher of the Year.

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

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